Wood is a natural material, full of secrets, and with wonderful properties. For centuries, people have understood the special qualities of this unique building material and the magical effects trees can have on our lives. Woodcutters and craftsmen have passed on their traditions, so that subsequent generations can keep them alive.
A book filled with handed-down knowledge and a fascinating life lived with wood, the forest and the moon.
A wood fireplace that has provided heat for 400 years and never burned itself; beeches that don’t split; pine wood that has health benefits; spruces that woodworm stays away from; floorboards that grow together; Stradivarius trees; the correct level of humidity in concert halls – this book has a story to tell about all of these.
Rediscover the ancient secrets of wood and the forests, and learn about the various ways in which nature can open up great possibilities for each of us – through trees. Find out the mysteries that trees hold – and how you can make use of them yourself.
»We can harvest, build and enjoy better lives by using the rhythms and cycles of nature, and allowing the power of the forests to sustain us.«