"Opening this book, you are about to enter a wonderland."
Tim Flannery, author of Atmosphere of Hope and The Weather Makers
"Charming, provocative, fascinating."
David George Haskell, author of The Forest Unseen, Pulitzer finalist
After reading this book, I was unable to look at trees in the same way again! Trust me, this is a great thing. There is so much too learn about the inner workings of trees and forest networks in this groundbreaking book. Yes, they are social beings - there is scientific discoveries showing us how trees are like human families - tree parents live with their children, support them as they grow and share their nutrients with those who are sick and struggling, and may even warn each other of impending dangers. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the intricate hidden life of trees.
This book clearly stemmed from a deep love and respect of the woods and forests. From his woodland, Wohlleben has observed the amazing processes of life, death and regeneration of trees, and we are lucky enough to see inside this world.
After you have read The Hidden Life of Trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.