The Resource The company of trees : a year in a lifetime's quest, Thomas Pakenham

The company of trees : a year in a lifetime's quest, Thomas Pakenham

Label
The company of trees : a year in a lifetime's quest
Title
The company of trees
Title remainder
a year in a lifetime's quest
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Pakenham
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Thomas Pakenham, indefatigable champion of trees, narrates a story of exploration and discovery, and of life-cycles that are longer than our own. Lavishly illustrated, The Company of Trees recounts his personal quest to establish a large arboretum at Tullynally, his forays to other tree-filled parks and plantations, his often hazardous seed-hunting expeditions, and his efforts to preserve magnificent old trees and historic woodlands. The book is structured in the form of a travel diary. Almost every chapter shelters stories about the life of his large trees. He takes us on a tour of Tullynally's demesne and its trees, evaluating the condition of the oaks, alders, ash and limes that were among the first plantings. He travels to the Tibetan border in search of a magnolia (magnolias are Pakenham's particular passion), to Eastern Patagonia to see the last remaining giants of the Monkey Puzzle tree, while the first of the Chinese-inspired gardens at Tullynally was planted entirely with seeds from south-west China. An expedition to Tibet's Tsangpo Gorge goes awry only to lead to a fruitful exploration of the Rongchu Valley, which yields more than 100 bags of seeds, including the Tibetan golden oak, the Tsangpo cypress and blue-stemmed maples. All of the collected trees and plants are thriving at Tullynally. Whether writing about the terrible storms breaking the backs of majestic trees which have stood sentinel for hundreds of years, or a fire in the 50-acre peat bog on Tullynally which threatens to spread to 'the main commercial spruce-woods to the west of the peat bog'; his fear of climate change and disease, or the sturdy young sapling giving him hope for the future, the book is never less than enthralling. Pakenham is a passionate writer, educator and entertainer, and brings both wit and wisdom to a subject of universal appeal
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pakenham, Thomas
Dewey number
582.16
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pakenham, Thomas
  • Pakenham, Thomas
  • Trees
Target audience
adult
Label
The company of trees : a year in a lifetime's quest, Thomas Pakenham
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
216 pages, [40] pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780297866244
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), map
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780297866244
Label
The company of trees : a year in a lifetime's quest, Thomas Pakenham
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
216 pages, [40] pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780297866244
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), map
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780297866244

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