Table of Contents


Preface: The Roots of the Book

Acknowledgements: The Flowers

Introduction: Within the Leaves of the Book

Chapter One: The Tall Standing Rooted Ones

Chapter Two: Cautions amid the Trees

Chapter Three: The Main Tree Trunk–The Trees

  • Alder
  • Apple
  • Ash: White, Red, and Black
  • Balsam Fir
  • Balsam Poplar
  • Basswood
  • Beech
  • Birch: White, Yellow, and Black
  • Cedar, Eastern White
  • Cherry: Wild Black, Choke, and Pin
  • Hawthorn
  • Hemlock, Eastern
  • Ironwood, Hop Hornbeam
  • Maple: Hard, Soft, Mountain and Striped
  • Oak: White, Bur, and Red
  • Pine: White, Red, and Jack
  • Poplar (Aspen)
  • Spruce: White, Red, Black, and Norway
  • Tamarack
  • Wild Plum
  • Willow: Pussy, Shining, Black, and White

Chapter Four: Some Side Branches

  • Some Personal Experiences
  • Trees and Vitamin C
  • Herbalism and Herbal Method–Philosophy and Practicalities
  • Harvesting and Storing Tree Parts
  • Forestry First Aid
  • Edibles from Trees by the Season
  • Wood Ashes

Notes and Quotes

Guide to Tree Uses and Properties


  • Books I researched
  • Suggested References for Tree Identification
  • Suggested Further Reading
  • Related Websites
  • Suggested Places to visit Trees

Glossary of Herbal Terms

About the Author–Whence the Seeds of This Book Arose