an illustration of a tree

How to Read a Tree: Clues and Patterns from Bark to Leaves

by Tristan Gooley Author

In his new book, How to Read a Tree, New York Times bestselling author Tristan Gooley reveals the secret language of trees. He shows us the many places where clues can be hidden: in trees' branches, bark, roots, leaves, buds, trunks, canopies, and more. By learning to recognize and process these clues, we will learn more not just about our leafy green friends but also more about the land, the water, people, animals, the weather, and time itself. With so much knowledge inside, it's not the kind of book you want to risk leafing alone.