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The Spiritual Wisdom of Trees
Recommended Reading

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Below is a list of some of the books that Beth and Leah have found helpful in their own spiritual journeys with trees. Please consider this a small sample of the many important works available. You might also consider the more exhaustive bibliography on spirituality in nature that we include on our Resources page.

  • The Attentive Heart by Stephanie Kaza

  • Black Faces, White Spaces by Carolyn Finney

  • Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

  • Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

  • Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard

  • Forest Forensics by Tom Wessels

  • The Forest Unseen and The Songs of Trees by David Haskell

  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

  • The Hidden Lives of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

  • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

  • National Audubon Society Field Guide to Trees: Eastern and Western Regions by National Audubon Society

  • Nature's Best Hope by Douglas Tallamy

  • Old Growth: The Best Writing About Trees From Orion Magazine by Orion Magazine

  • Overstory by Richard Powers

  • Radical Joy for Hard Times by Trebbe Johnson

  • Rooted by Lyanda Lynn Haupt


If you buy any of these books, please consider buying through your local bookstore. 

You might also consider periodicals such as Emergence and Orion that routinely have provocative and interesting content regarding trees. 

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