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Book Review | The Hidden Life of Tree by Peter Wohlleben – The Mysteries of Nature Book 1

Date Published | September 13, 2016

Date Read | June 2021

Goodreads Rating | 3

Overall | I find this entire concept fascinating. Like the fact that mother and father trees hover together to protect their baby tree between them and also give up some of their nutrients so it can prosper.

Pros | It provided some insightful ideas into the defense mechanisms of trees against beavers, woodchucks, woodpeckers, bacteria, mold and other predators. I never thought of the tree as a living organism even though it obviously is.

Cons | It wasn’t very organized and kind of all over the place

Warnings | None

POV | First Person POV Past Tense

Will I Be Continuing With The Series | Yes

Description | Are trees social beings? In The Hidden Life of Trees forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.

After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.

The Hidden Life of Trees What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben - Lisa Siefert Book Reviews
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