The Hidden Life of Trees

Peter Wohlleben

Beyond the life sustaining qualities that trees and plants supply the planet via the cyclical process of photosynthesis, trees have a secret life of their own. This book shares these secrets with the readers and offers insight into their complex social relationships, means of communications  and interconnected existence.

…” Are trees social beings? In The Hidden Life of Trees 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.”