This is the title of the of the original collection. (Copies are available HERE) The phrase comes from my initial reaction when my publisher pointed out that I had written a great many pieces on the subject of trees, or used them as a significant part of the setting.
This is by way of being a personal salute to one who gave me support and encouragement just as I began getting into writing verse. Sir John Betjeman was my literary hero and I was lucky enough to come to know him. During my last visit to him in his Aubrey Walk house, he pointed from his chair to a roll of heavy paper on his study windowsill.
To read the background to these poems, open the page TREES.