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The Hidden Life of Trees (2016, Greystone Books) 5 stars

In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods …

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4 stars

An excellent book - humorous and thoughtful - that gives an introduction to a philosophy of forestry that is becoming more popular in recent years. Wohlleben crafts the book in short chapters, each one with an introduction to an aspect of trees, that is kept at an accessible level throughout. If any complaint can be made, it is that sometimes it is too accessible, dangling ideas temptingly before switching to another topic. But there is enough information elsewhere to supplement.



From communication through fungi, smell and sound, to the nurturing of trees by their parents, this book opens a world of the forest that helps change a perspective of trees.



One note: the irritating use of imperial measurements in the English translation makes it hard for us metric-minded to keep up - I assume the German original had metric so the choice was for American readers I guess, but both …