'the wood itself' is an A6 book inspired by my love of a silver birch tree that grows in my garden.
The tree is fully mature and I love to watch it change through the seasons. It offers habitat to many birds and wildlife, which is a part of nature in which I've become much more interested in recent years.
The cover is made from recycled brown paper with a layer of tissue paper glued on top. This, I think, resembles the peeling, flakey bark of the trunk.
I have extracted text from information about birch trees at RSPB.org to create the poems/phrases, some of which are lists of words that are beautiful when read out loud.