The Hidden Life of Trees

by Peter Wohlleben,  Greystone Books, Canada 2016

Without doubt, this a wonderful read, and I enjoyed it immensely. I’ll echo what I read from one reviewer, "The Hidden Life of Trees” is an amazing book presenting trees as sentient, purposeful beings living in dynamic relationship with each other.” That pretty much says it all. Some have carped that Wholleben anthropomorphizes trees too much, that his revelations about trees are not all that new, at least not to tree experts. No matter. They were wondrous to me, unlocking a hidden world where trees “talk” to each other, “care” for each other, and have lives that stretch over centuries and generations.

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