The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, 2017 - Forest ecology - 271 pages
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Sunday Times Bestseller 'A paradigm-smashing chronicle of joyous entanglement' Charles Foster Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month (September) Are trees social beings? How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings? In The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben makes the case that 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. A walk in the woods will never be the same again.

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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate--Discoveries from a Secret World

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This fascinating book will intrigue readers who love a walk through the woods. Wohlleben, who worked for the German forestry commission for 20 years and now manages a beech forest in Germany, has ... Read full review

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What a brilliant publication. Deep love of trees explained. I see Dame Judy Dench is about to do a TV series on her love of Trees. Tree-Huggers are key members of Society

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About the author (2017)

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 works for the return of primeval forests. He is the author of numerous books about trees.

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