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Summary and Analysis of The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Hidden Life of Trees tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Peter Wohlleben’s book.
Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.
This short summary and analysis of The Hidden Life of Trees includes:
Historical contextChapter-by-chapter overviewsProfiles of the main charactersImportant quotesFascinating triviaGlossary of termsSupporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work 
About The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben:
The Hidden Life of Trees explains the astonishing ways trees interact with each other and respond to their environment. It details how they communicate via underground fungal networks, provide sugar to help trees that are stressed, warn each other of insect or fungal attacks, and coordinate their growth and reproduction. The author also describes how forestry methods can be improved to work with this complex inter-tree network to allow for healthier trees.
Naturalist Peter Wohlleben puts into context the invaluable role forests play in sequestering carbon, talks about the contribution that large, old trees can play in battling climate change, and how caring for woodlands is vital to all life on earth.
The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
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  • Anastasiya Tretyakshared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading
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  • May Trinandahas quoted2 years ago
    The whole forest benefits when the trees care for each other, because a colony of healthy trees means a better ecosystem for all.
  • May Trinandahas quoted2 years ago
    Trees form “friendships” and these friendships help them stay healthy and live longer.
  • May Trinandahas quoted2 years ago
    A tree also benefits from having nearby trees that can help it with energy when it is stressed. Planted trees aren’t able to receive this kind of community assistance because their roots are damaged during planting and can’t form the necessary network.

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