Written by the world's expert in pineology, the study of the personality and social life of pines, author Bob Shutes introduces us to his favorite pine characters. You'll meet Lydia the Ballerina, Pitch Pines that look like tuning forks, Tree Musketeers, and Hitchhikers too. Gallery quality photos and light-hearted, whimsical stories illustrate the unique nature of each featured pine. Sprinkled throughout with tasty morsels of natural history and literary quotes, A Society of Pines will help you develop an appreciation for the pines among us. Shutes delivers a delightful package of imagination and wisdom that even includes a glossary, written, of course, from a purely pine perspective.