The Life and Love of Trees Photo Slideshow
Extraordinary images from some of the world's leading nature photographers.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the November 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Species: Cupressus sempervirens
Photographer: Allison Michael Orenstein
A close-ranked stand or line of cypresses is a familiar site in Tuscany, Italy; providing shade, signalling a boundary or carrying more potent symbolic weight alongside cemeteries. This landmark cluster seems bizarre in its location, as if only for decorative effect, in the middle of wheat fields near Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy.
From The Life & Love of Trees by Lewis Blackwell. Image © Allison Michael Orenstein