It is always a pleasure to read a book by Diana Beresford-Kroeger, with her wide knowledge of botany, biochemistry and ancient herbal wisdom. Anyone with an interest in the environment (particularly trees) will find her books very informative, and will realize how much research remains to be done on the wealth of natural resources we are now so often in the process of destroying, without realizing what a self-inflicted loss we are causing to medicine, civilization and our common environment.
In her own words, "The circumpolar Boreal forest is the crown of the planet. It is the only inheritance of every living child born today because it is our environment, To speak of its coming down is a disgrace that is no less than a disaster. What will the world think of Canada when we will deal with the Boreal forest in exactly the same manner as the Amazon[?] To cut the Boreal is an act of genocidal vandalism in these days of climate change and global warming."