Everyone knows what a tree looks like, right? But have you ever really seen the delicate flowers of a red maple? The emerging leaves of a tulip poplar? The twigs of a beech? When you look at a tree up close, a whole new world of form and detail emerges-you encounter beauty that you never knew existed, and you begin to appreciate trees in a whole new way.
Nancy Ross Hugo is a garden columnist for many publications who has been combining her love of the outdoors with her love of the written word for more than thirty years. She is the author of Earth Works: Readings for Backyard Gardeners and Remarkable Trees of Virginia, with Jeff Kirwan. Robert Llewellyn has been photographing trees and landscapes more than forty years. His photographs have been featured in major art exhibits, and more than thirty books featuring his photography are in print.