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Talks // Coming up // An Evening with Tristan Gooley | How To Read A Tree
30 May

An Evening with Tristan Gooley | How To Read A Tree

Join The Poly and Falmouth Bookseller for an evening with Tristan Gooley as he discusses his latest book, How To Read A Tree. 

Do two trees ever appear identical? No, but why? Every small difference is a clue.

Each tree we meet is filled with signs that reveal secrets about the life of that tree and the landscape we stand in. The clues are easy to spot when you know what to look for, but remain invisible to most people.

In How to Read a Tree, you'll discover the simple principles that explain the shapes and patterns you can see in trees and what they mean. And you'll learn rare skills that can be applied every time you pass a tree, whether you are in a town or a wilder spot.

As the author of the international bestsellers The Walker's Guide and How to Read Water, Tristan Gooley knows how to uncover the phenomena worth looking for. He has been instructing people in the art of reading trees for two decades and this book includes signs that will not be found in any other book in the world.

Once you have learned to see these things it is impossible to unsee them. We will never look at a tree the same way again.

About Tristan Gooley: 

Tristan Gooley is an author and natural navigator. He is the author of award-winning and internationally bestselling books, including The Natural Navigator, The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs, How to Read Water, The Secret World of Weather, and How to Read a Tree, some of the world’s only books covering natural navigation.

He has spent decades hunting for clues and signs in nature, across the globe, and has been nicknamed “The Sherlock Holmes of Nature”.

How To Read A Tree by Tristan Gooley, as well as his other titles, will be available at Falmouth Bookseller or at the event.

An Evening with Tristan Gooley | How To Read A Tree

Tuesday 30th May, 7pm

Tickets £8 +£1 Poly Fund

Tickets with Book £25 +£1 Poly Fund

Show your physical Poly Ticket to The Bookseller to collect your book or collect your book on the evening of the show. 


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