Peter Wohlleben

The Hidden Life of Trees

In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and creating an ecosystem that mitigates the impact of extremes of heat and cold for the whole group. As a result of such interactions, trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and in most cases die much earlier than those in a group.Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, Wohlleben presents the science behind the secret and previously unknown life of trees and their communication abilities; he describes how these discoveries have informed his own practices in the forest around him. As he says, a happy forest is a healthy forest, and he believes that eco-friendly practices not only are economically sustainable but also benefit the health of our planet and the mental and physical health of all who live on Earth.
269 printed pages
Original publication
2016

Impressions

    Scott Grantshared an impression2 years ago

    This book will astound you!
    You'll never be able to think about trees in the same way.

    Наташа Уткинаshared an impression3 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🐼Fluffy

    Очень душевно и познавательно, открыла для себя много нового в понимании деревьев. Цепляет очевидная любовь автора к природе. Хотелось бы, чтобы эти знания были как можно больше распространены как среди профессионалов, работающих с деревьями, так и среди обывателей.

    MrLinkinshared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    Cool👍🏻

Quotes

    b7129997734has quoted4 years ago
    fairy tales of trees with human faces, trees that can talk, and sometimes walk.
    b5832205031has quoted2 years ago
    The trees don’t want to take anything away from each other, and so they develop sturdy branches only at the outer edges of their crowns, that is to say, only in the direction of “non-friends.”
    Ivanhas quoted3 years ago
    Life in the slow lane is clearly not always dull.

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