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Many years in gathering and growing, The Healing Trees is now available to you.

By moving off-grid to a farm in the Wilno Hills of Eastern Ontario, Robbie Anderman left behind his former way of life, his allergy shots and pills, and the social supports that he was used to. He quickly discovered that he needed to learn how to live on the land that had become his home.

Running down to the drugstore or herb shop to buy a remedy for what ailed him was no longer an option. Surrounded by nature’s pharmacy, he began gathering his own herbs. Then came the long winter when the most commonly used herbs were no longer available. In a land so populated with Trees, it made sense to look to them for healing. Thus began a journey of forty-eight years during which Robbie researched, nibbled, sampled, and learned the lore of the Healing Trees.

The Healing Trees is the essential guidebook, organized in an easy-to-use manner that Robbie wishes he’d had as a resource when he first moved to the Wilno Hills.



Rich in the knowledge and use of Northern forest species, Robbie Anderman has done the craft of forest first-aid a world of good by laying out systematically how to harvest, prepare and use these powerful medicines—in reverence and practice the book unfolds like a good story.

 -Zach Loeks, The Permaculture Market Garden


The information in this book is important in itself, but it is the rich, warm tone that helps us connect with the Tree Nations.  The author has that connection and conveys it to us.  Nature is alive – yes.

– Matthew Wood MS (Herbal Medicine),  Registered Herbalist (American Herbalists Guild)


The Healing Trees is a little household gem for the northeastern woodlands of Canada and the United States.  It will be valued for the knowledge within its pages and will entice the reader to look much more closely at the natural world around us.”

-Diana Beresford-Kroeger, author of The Sweetness of a Simple Life