Cupressus sempervirens tree in The Life and Love of Trees, Allison Michael Orenstein

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Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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