Nature

the hidden life of treesBy Peter Wohlleben

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What They Feel, How They Communicate — Discoveries from a Secret World

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 to the reader the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland. 

With their newfound understanding of the delightfully complex life of trees, readers will never be able to look at a walk in the woods the same way again.

PETER WOHLLEBEN spent over twenty years working for the forestry commission in Germany before leaving to put his ideas of ecology into practice. He now runs an environmentally-friendly woodland, where he is working for the return of primeval forests.