The White Birch

Tom Jeffreys, The White Birch

‘The White Birch’ is a wide-ranging history of the relationship between Russian art, landscape and identity, looking through the lens of the white birch, Russia’s unofficial national tree. The book approaches the birch not only for its symbolic or metaphorical significance but also for its enduring value as a material resource and for its presence as a real, living tree found across Russia – from ancient woodlands to grand estates and the latest urban parks.


To be published by Little, Brown in Spring 2021.

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