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The Hidden Life of Trees

Peter Wohlleben / Mike Grady
How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings? Research is now suggesting trees are capable of much more than we have ever known.In The Hidden Life of Trees forester Peter Wohlleben puts groundbreaking scientific discoveries into a language everyone can relate to.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.After a walk through the woods with Wohlleben you’ll never look at trees the same way again.

  • Published by HarperCollins UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre Nature
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 13th September 2016
  • Duration 07 Hrs. 33 Mins.
  • ISBN 9780008218348