James Canton spent two years sitting with and studying the Honywood Oak. A colossus of a tree, it would have been a sapling when Magna Carta was signed. Initially visiting the tree for escape and solitude, in time he learns to study it more closely. He examines how our long-standing dependency on oak trees has developed and morphed into myth and legend. ‘The Oak Papers’ is a meditative and healing book about the lessons we can learn from the natural world, if only we slow down enough to listen.