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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate

Peter Wohlleben

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.

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.
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Nature

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mike Grady

Length:

7h 33m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

23:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

13:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:54