By Max Adams
Each tree species is the subject of a concise text centred on a story or stories about the tree in question, and is depicted by means of a photograph, painting or other aesthetic artefact. The species will be organised thematically according to the virtues they impart, be that in the form of timber, nuts, fruit or medicine. The bloodwood tree, a native of central America, is a tree that made a nation. Its wood produces a brilliant and lucrative bright red dye and was imported to Europe for use in dyeing fabrics. The 17th and 18th-century logging camps established by the British later became the modern nation of Belize, and the bloodwood tree appears on its national flag.
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