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The Hidden Life of Trees:

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.

hlt-cvrHe draws on ground-breaking 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.

After you have read The Hidden Life of Trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.

Published in Hardback by Greystone Books, Vancouver. Available online from Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com

 

Read other articles on Wolleben and The Hidden Life of Trees here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/30/world/europe/german-forest-ranger-finds-that-trees-have-social-networks-too.html?_r=0

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/12/peter-wohlleben-man-who-believes-trees-talk-to-each-other

https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/09/26/the-hidden-life-of-trees-peter-wohlleben/

 

Related – Dr Suzanne Simard on the science of tree communication:

 

Dr Suzanne Simard on the networked beauty of forests:

 

 

 

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