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The Hidden Life of Trees

What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World (The Mysteries of Nature (1))

Peter Wohlleben

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 childre...
Publish Date
First Published in 2015
Goodreads rating
A fascinating book about the complexity of something that seems basic. One example: Trees that grow up in their mothers’ shade grow slowly, because their moms block most of the sun. Slow growth leads to dense wood, which leads to a strong tree. Trees that instead grow in the open sun, without their mom’s shade, grow very fast, gorging on all the light they can absorb. But fast growth leads to soft wood, which is susceptible to rot and fungus. That analogy – grow fast at your own peril – applies to many fields, as do several of the lessons in this book.      source
@z_al and I came up with the Tree Internet sequence after being inspired by #PeterWohlleben ‘s book #thehiddenlifeoftrees . The trees had their own internet communication through fungal…      source
That book plays a prominent part in the story.      source
One of my favorite things to do in the northern #Michigan woods is to stop on the Au Sable river with a cigar and this beautiful book that I keep in the glove box of my atv. Among other things, it’s taught me to hear the trees (no shit)      source