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Treez and the Van der Grinten gallery came together to conceive a limited edition of “L’homme qui plantait des arbres”, a famous novel by French author Jean Giono. The original book came out in 1953 and has been a worldwide success since. It’s a short and vibrant novel that tells the story of a farmer, in the South of France, who spends his life planting trees in order to bring back life and beauty to his native Provence region. For this limited edition, Wolfgang Flad, a contemporary artist from Berlin, was asked to create an original piece to illustrate the book. The pictures of his colorful, abstract and dynamic artpiece respond to the text in full pages in this particularly beautiful edition.

Even though the 2 artists didn’t have a chance to meet, their common passion for trees and nature come together in this original creation. Their work will also have a real impact on nature as one pistachio tree will be planted near Manosque for each book sold. Planting this trees, like the novel’s main character Elzeard Bouffier, will contribute to promote agro-ecology and to bring back biodiversity in this region where Jean Giono spent his life.

Watch the project’s video presentation here (French version).

Limited edition – Available in pre-sale – Delivery from december 1st 2015 



  • L'homme qui plantait des arbres (French text)
  • Full page pictures of Wolfgang Flad's color panels "Untitled 1" to "Untitled 14"
  • Luxury eco-certified paper, luxury printing quality
  • 24 x 28.5 cm, 620g, hard cover
  • 1 book sold = 1 pistachio tree planted in French Provence region

About This Project

Pur Hexagone is a plantation program of trees and hedges in France,  in partnership with little owners and farmers wishing to value their grounds and make a commitment in agro-forester practices.

The trees plantations projects are lead by the farmers themselves. Their initiative participate to rehabilitate the environment, and mainly the maintain and the enrichment of grounds and the storage of water in grounds.

If agroforestry is now recognized as a 100% agricultural practice, this was not...

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