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

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World : Peter Wohlleben, Jane Billinghurst, Tim Flannery

It’s a book that was written by a forester based on studies that he did about trees and how they communicate and adapt to the environment. I found reading it to be almost a Buddhist experience, because it talks about how the tree doesn’t choose where to grow. The seed blows in the wind and lands. Underneath the soil, the trees are actually sending signals to each other, communicating, connecting their roots, and making choices to support the entire ecosystem. I find it to be a lesson in how to be resilient as a human but also interface with the people around me in a cooperative way.

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This book gave me a deeper appreciation for trees and their place in this world, and helped me understand how much wonder and beauty of this planet we miss out on when we are focused solely on what we can see.

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