January 24, 2023, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

RFS Book Club with Professor Julian Evans OBE FICFor

Our first Book Club of 2023 looks at ‘God’s Trees -- Trees, forests and wood in the Bible’. It takes us on a special journey with author Professor Julian Evans to the trees that form the backdrop to the events, parables and imagery that make up the Bible.

Online event

God's Trees: Trees Forests and Wood in the Bible

In conversation on Zoom, Julian will help answer questions like:

  • What might Noah’s Ark have been made of?
  • Why was so much cedar imported by King Solomon for the temple?
  • Where do frankincense and myrrh come from?
  • What do we know about the wood of the cross of Christ or the ancient olive trees in Gethsemane?

This beautifully illustrated book is now in its second revised edition and was nominated for the People’s Book Prize.

Julian is also author of ‘Getting Started in your Own Wood’ which for many has become their own bible to woodland management.

There is a 20% discount available on God’s Trees 2nd edition to those booking onto this event. The cost for a signed copy will be £20 including cost and packaging (cover price of £25). Details on how to order your copy will be included in the confirmation for your booking.

This event is free for RFS members and £10.00 for non RFS members.

Professor Julian Evans OBE FICFor

Forestry Commissioner and Author

Professor Julian Evans is familiar to many who have attended the one-day courses he has run with the RFS - Essential Guide for Caring for Your Wood and Intermediate Level Silviculture, which this year is focusing on coppicing.
He is a Forestry Commissioner and was formerly Professor of Forestry at Imperial College and previously the Forestry Commission’s Chief Research Officer. He is also a past president of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, vice-president of the Commonwealth Forestry Association and chaired (2013-19) the Forestry Commission’s Expert Committee on Forest Science. He is an honorary fellow of Bangor University and author of over 100 research papers and many books on tree and forestry-related matters. For more than 30 years he has owned a 30-acre woodland in Hampshire.