Little did I realise at the time this would lead her to illustrating a new and revised version of a very old book about trees. The New Sylva - published this month - is an updated book about trees which takes as its starting point John Evelyn's Sylva (A Discourse of Forest Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in his Majesty's Dominions) published in 1664 - which was the world's first book about Forestry.
That wasn't illustrated - and this one is - with 200 new pen and ink drawings of more than 100 tree species.
|Images from the book can be viewed on Facebook|
- see a Digital sampler of The New Sylva on their blog
- review images from the book released by the publisher in a Facebook photo set
- review a video (below) about how the book was made and how Sarah tackled drawing the different trees
The events associated with the publication of The New Sylva are all located as one might expect at arboreta and botanical gardens