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

by Wohlleben, Peter [author.]; Flannery, Tim F. (Tim Fridtjof) [author of foreword.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Vancouver, BC : David Suzuki Institute / Greystone Books, 2016.Description: xv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781771642484; 1771642483.Other title: the life of trees.Uniform titles: Geheime Leben der Baume.Subject(s): Trees -- Ecology | Forest ecology
Contents:
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 community -- Notes from a forest scientist / by Dr. Suzanne Simard.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>The first book in New York Times bestselling author Peter Wohlleben's The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy. Book two, The Inner Life of Animals, is available now, and the third book, The Secret Wisdom of Nature, is coming in Spring 2019.</p> Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly 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. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.<br> <br> After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.<br> <br> Includes a Note From a Forest Scientist, by Dr.Suzanne Simard <br>

"Originally published in Germany in 2015 as Das geheime Leben der Baume."--Title page verso.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-260) and index.

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 community -- Notes from a forest scientist / by Dr. Suzanne Simard.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. vii)
  • Introduction to the English Edition (p. x)
  • Introduction (p. xiii)
  • 1 Friendships (p. 1)
  • 2 The Language of Trees (p. 6)
  • 3 Social Security (p. 14)
  • 4 Love (p. 19)
  • 5 The Tree Lottery (p. 25)
  • 6 Slowly Does It (p. 31)
  • 7 Forest Etiquette (p. 37)
  • 8 Tree School (p. 43)
  • 9 United We Stand, Divided We Fall (p. 49)
  • 10 The Mysteries of Moving Water (p. 56)
  • 11 Trees Aging Gracefully (p. 60)
  • 12 Mighty Oak or Mighty Wimp? (p. 68)
  • 13 Specialists (p. 73)
  • 14 Tree or Not Tree? (p. 79)
  • 15 In the Realm of Darkness (p. 85)
  • 16 Carbon Dioxide Vacuums (p. 93)
  • 17 Woody Climate Control (p. 99)
  • 18 The Forest as Water Pump (p. 105)
  • 19 Yours or Mine? (p. 113)
  • 20 Community Housing Projects (p. 125)
  • 21 Mother Ships of Biodiversity (p. 131)
  • 22 Hibernation (p. 136)
  • 23 A Sense of Time (p. 147)
  • 24 A Question of Character (p. 151)
  • 25 The Sick Tree (p. 155)
  • 26 Let There Be Light (p. 162)
  • 27 Street Kids (p. 169)
  • 28 Burnout (p. 180)
  • 29 Destination North! (p. 186)
  • 30 Tough Customers (p. 195)
  • 31 Turbulent Times (p. 201)
  • 32 Immigrants (p. 211)
  • 33 Healthy Forest Air (p. 221)
  • 34 Why Is the Forest Green? (p. 227)
  • 35 Set Free (p. 233)
  • 36 More Than Just a Commodity (p. 241)
  • Note from a Forest Scientist (p. 247)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 251)
  • Notes (p. 252)
  • Index (p. 261)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

After a lifetime managing and studying forests in his native Germany, Wohlleben shares his distinct perspective on trees in this heartfelt homage. He traces the life cycles of typical trees in central European forests, combining his personal observations with elements of folkloric wisdom and the latest scientific research. In a touch of whimsy, the author likens plant behavior to familiar aspects of human actions: tree species nourishing members of the younger generation by feeding them soil nutrients are tree "mothers"; individual trees that protect and communicate with one another via a rich underground network have formed "friendships"; and urban trees growing up miles from traditional forests are dubbed "street kids." Wohlleben laments the many failings of traditional forest management practices, arguing that patience and ecological balance are essential to maximizing trees' beneficial role in the global ecosystem. In this spirited exploration, he guarantees that readers will never look at these life forms in quite the same way again. VERDICT Those with some background in biology or ecology will be best positioned to glean insight here, but even general readers will gain a rich appreciation of a forest's dynamism.-Kelsy Peterson, Forest Hill Coll., Melbourne, Australia © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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