The Hidden Life of Trees

The Hidden Life of Trees

What They Feel, How They Communicate : Discoveries From A Secret World

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The first book in New York Times bestselling author Peter Wohlleben's The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy. Book two, The Inner Life of Animals, is available now, and the third book, The Secret Wisdom of Nature, is coming in Spring 2019.

Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.

After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.

Includes a Note From a Forest Scientist, by Dr.Suzanne Simard
Publisher: Vancouver : David Suzuki Institute/Greystone Books, 2016.
ISBN: 9781771642484
Branch Call Number: 582.16 Woh
Characteristics: xv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm


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Just because we can't see it or communicate with them, doesn't mean that they don't have inner lives. (Nor should we assume that. I mean, we generally assume babies have inner lives that they are unable to articulate until a certain point in their lives, and we don't treat them the way we do tree... Read More »

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May 24, 2017

Great book! Loved all the info about trees in Old forests that have been little disturbed by people. So much info I could retain few facts but mostly ideas. May purchase to have as a reference book. Perfect book if you like trees!! Getting ready for Yosemite :)

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