Hidden Life of Trees

“Hidden Life of Trees” is an informative and interesting book about the wonders of nature.

The forest is a place that many people long for: it is synonymous with silence and untouched nature. Renowned forestry engineer Peter Wolleben gives us a glimpse into the hidden life of trees – and in the process reveals amazing things: trees have memories, exchange messages, feel pain and even get sunburns and wrinkles. Some trees communicate using special signals. When insects attack a tree, it emits odors and the trees in a wide circle that receive these messages prepare for the attack by starting to secrete bitter substances that disperse the insects in just a few minutes. Peter Volleben draws on topics from his decades of experience as a forest engineer and reveals to us a completely new side of the forest.

Rarely does a book, whose subject is nature, manage to attract worldwide attention and become a bestseller.

“Woleben brought the soul back to the forests.” Süddeutsche Zeitung

“Everyone who reads this book will look at the forest in a new way.” Der Tagesspiegel

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