The Hidden Life of Trees
What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from A Secret World
By Peter Wohlleben
Foreword by Tim Flannery
As gardeners, we have long suspected that plants' inner lives are more complex than we know. In this revelatory (and page-turning) book, Peter Wohlleben, takes us deep into the world of trees to show us their partnerships, communication, and long-term strategies for longevity. A must-read for anyone interested in plants.
From the publisher:
"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
Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute
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 in Germany, where he is working for the return of primeval forests. He is the author of numerous books about trees."