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By Fred Hageneder

ISBN-10: 178023189X

ISBN-13: 9781780231891

Botanists all over the world wonder on the special features of the yew, Europe’s so much old species of tree. it's a ‘conifer’ with no resin or cones yet with juicy scarlet culmination that feed many birds and animals; it has foliage that's toxic to farm animals yet which wild animals can devour; and although it has an awfully low cost of photosynthesis, it could possibly develop the place different tree seedlings and crops simply wither and die.
The yew’s decrease branches can root themselves, and it could actually additionally produce ‘interior roots’ inside of a hollowing trunk, renewing itself from the interior out. It used to be within the Palaeolithic period that people have been first struck through the yew’s regenerative powers and commenced to affiliate it with suggestions of existence and loss of life, the afterlife and eternity. Yew bushes are available on the sacred websites of local american citizens and Buddhists, and Shinto shrines in Japan, in addition to in Christian churchyards, the place they turned an emblem of the Resurrection. in the course of the center a long time, those churchyards supplied a secure haven for lots of yew timber whereas these within the wild have been felled for the mass construction of the longbow, a strong weapon which enabled England to upward push and eventually laid the root for the British Empire – on the fee of virtually the full yew inhabitants of Europe.
This accomplished, richly illustrated cultural and ordinary heritage contains the most recent scientific discoveries approximately this notable tree. The e-book will attract botanists and the overall reader, in addition to an individual drawn to the heritage and symbolism of the common world.

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