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The hidden life of trees : what they feel, how they communicate : discoveries from a secret world

Author: Peter Wohlleben; Tim F Flannery; S Simard; Jane Billinghurst
Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Canada : David Suzuki Institute ; Vancouver, BC, Canada ; Berkeley : Greystone Books Ltd, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Are trees social beings? Forester and author Peter Wohlleben 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.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Wohlleben, Peter, 1964-
Hidden life of trees.
Named Person: Peter Wohlleben
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Wohlleben; Tim F Flannery; S Simard; Jane Billinghurst
ISBN: 9781771642484 1771642483
OCLC Number: 933722592
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: "Originally published in Germany in 2015 as Das geheime Leben der Bäume"--Title page verso.
Awards: Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) Annual Literature Award - Nominee, 2017
Description: xv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Tim Flannery --
Introduction to the English edition --
Introduction --
Friendships --
The language of trees --
Social security --
Love --
The tree lottery --
Slowly does it --
Forest etiquette --
Tree school --
United we stand, divided we fall --
The mysteries of moving water --
Trees aging gracefully --
Mighty oak or mighty wimp? --
Specialists --
Tree or not tree? --
In the realm of darkness --
Carbon dioxide vacuums --
Woody climate control --
The forest as water pump --
Yours or mine? --
Community housing projects --
Mother ships of biodiversity --
Hibernation --
A sense of time --
A question of character --
The sick tree --
Let there be light --
Street kids --
Burnout --
Destination north! --
Tough customers --
Turbulent times --
Immigrants --
Healthy forest air --
Why is the forest green? --
Set free --
More than just a commodity --
Note from a forest scientist / by Dr. Suzanne Simard.
Other Titles: Geheime Leben der Bäume.
Responsibility: Peter Wohlleben ; foreword by Tim Flannery ; translation by Jane Billinghurst.


Translation of: Das Geheime Leben der Beaume. 


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"The matter-of-fact Mr. Wohlleben has delighted readers and talk-show audiences alike with the news -- long known to biologists -- that trees in the forest are social beings." --Sally McGrane, The Read more...

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Nice book to read for everyone

by EilonJ (WorldCat user published 2019-10-02) Very Good Permalink

I am working with a lot of planted trees and follow their development for 15 years. This book gave me plenty of new information, although it describes the life of trees in a forest, not in parks or green zones in the town.

This might be partly the reason that not everything described in the...
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