The Hidden Life of Trees

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate
by Peter Wohlleben, Translated by Jane Billinghurst

Very informative read that shows but a sampling of what humans understand about tree biology. More than just a backdrop to animal activities, trees communicate, form social connections, have memories, exhibit violence and adaptability. The book is organized into pockets of knowledge, with each bite-sized chapter exploring one topic or species.

3.5 out of 5 stars: Wohlleben’s friendly, easy-going voice makes it feel more like a child’s book of short stories than a textbook: caveat emptor.

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