Matt Collins is a writer and hoticultural consultant with a particular interest in the subjects of trees and landscape. Linking an extensive arboricultural knowledge with his passion for traditional hand carving, Matt has developed a close relationship with wood as both a living and crafting medium.
'A visual masterpiece... that combines gorgeous photography with
trivia and anecdotes that transport you from your couch to the
forest floor.' * The Smithsonian *
'Smuggled among the photos are beautiful and substantive essays...an engaging and informative read.' * The Sunday Telegraph, 'Best Gardening Books 2019' *
'This is a book in which you can lose your way in the wilderness and come out more clued up on tree species.' * Gardens Illustrated *
'This is a thought-provoking book that will encourage readers to venture deep into a forest...Lewis' atmospheric, beautifully compose photographs are a delight.' * BBC Countryfile magazine *
'Wonderfully engaging writing with atmospheric photography...this warm and engaging and interesting book opens your eyes that bit further on the history, uses and importance of our trees.' * BBC Wildlife magazine *