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The Hidden Life of Trees

The Hidden Life of Trees

What They Feel, How They Communicate : Discoveries From A Secret World

eBook - 2016
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"A forester's fascinating stories, supported by the latest scientific research, reveal the extraordinary world of forests and illustrate how trees communicate and care for each other."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Vancouver ; Berkeley : David Suzuki Institute : Greystone Books, 2016
ISBN: 9781771642491
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Apr 26, 2021

beautiful, beautiful book!!

FPL_Annie Nov 26, 2019

Trees, like people, have interesting social lives. Wohlleben takes us into the complex symbiotic networks through which trees talk with one another and form relationships. Fascinating science, with a touch of whimsy.

Nov 25, 2019

A fascinating book that captures your imagination against the backdrop of scientific information and paints a unique picture of complex interdependent living. This book highlights how trees also live a social life not entirely unlike our own and will surely change your outlook on the significance of trees in our society the next time you take a walk or hike in the forest!

Apr 05, 2019

Wohlleben is an engaging writer as well as a forester of many years in Germany. The information is organized into concise and informative chapters. Highly recommended.

Mar 25, 2019

Very informative and scientifically interesting. That being said if you are not interested in the topic of forestry management this book will probably not win you over it can be at points as dull as the paper that made it.

Mar 23, 2019

Very nice explanation of the nature around us. Not hard to follow, kept my interest the whole time. As it says in the description of the book, a walk in the forest will never be the same again after reading this book.

Sep 16, 2018

a little insight into how wonderful and magical nature is, as is all of creation

Aug 14, 2018

This book is very well written and easy to read. I thoroughly enjoyed the analogies used to describe the vast and null differences between trees and human beings. However there are terms used that only arborists will understand. Overall, a very informational yet magical read on the inner and outer workings of trees.

Nov 28, 2017

I rarely give 5 star ratings. But I learned so much from this book, and at the same time enjoyed reading it so much, that I didn't think twice about 5 starring this one.
This book gives answers to questions you didn't know you had. And it explains some of the reasons that "Nature" exposure heals humans. We are part of a vast "World Wood Web" (the author's clever term), so that when our "natural" world is out of whack, we are too

Mar 26, 2017

4.5 stars. As nature books go, this is fascinating and yet somehow intuitive; the reason deforestation feels so wrong. Wohlleben does a fantastic job of explaining every aspect of why forests are important, especially ancient forests that work like families rather than trees planted in unsuitable areas or those contained or controlled for public spaces which are unable to thrive they way they are destined to.

"Trees maintain an inner balance. They budget their strength carefully so that they can meet all their needs. They expend some energy in growing. They must lengthen their branches and widen the diameter of their trunks to support their increasing weight. They also hold some energy in reserve so that they can react immediately and activate defensive compounds in their leaves and bark if insects or fungi attack." (p.25)

Sounds like a manual for life, doesn't it?

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