Fascinating facts, trivia, and stories celebrating nature and the magnificent life of trees and their invaluable place in our lives, including beautiful, full-color photographs throughout.
When was the last time you spent time outside? The space between your front door and your car doesn’t count. Nature holds incredible power to soothe our spirits, calm our minds, and open us up to creativity, if we can unplug long enough to step away from our screens and embrace it. And while they say you can’t see the forest for the trees, they play perhaps the leading role in our enjoyment of the outdoors.
In the Company of Trees helps you rediscover your own connection to the world outside, with over 195 quotes, facts, and stories honoring trees from across the world and in our own back yards alike. Inviting, full-color photos of sun-dappled forests and tree-filled hikes throughout will inspire you to do some forest-bathing of your own and embrace the healing power of nature.
Andrea Fereshteh is a native of the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, where she grew up climbing all the trees in her yard and hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains. She has been practicing yoga and meditation for nearly a decade, and leads weekly meditation sessions in the tradition of John Main, OSB. She writes for educational institutions, nonprofits and freelance publications, and her work has been featured on the blog for The Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides. Her interest in blending mindful and contemplative practices led her into the woods of her current home in central New Jersey, where she has practiced forest bathing for the past two years. Her husband and three lively sons provide a constant source of joy and inspiration.