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Author Wohlleben, Peter, 1964- author.
Title Geheime Leben der Bäume. English
The hidden life of trees : what they feel, how they communicate : discoveries from a secret world / Peter Wohlleben ; foreword by Tim Flannery ; [English translation by Jane Billinghurst].
Imprint Vancouver, BC, Canada : David Suzuki Institute ; Vancouver, BC, Canada ; Berkeley : Greystone Books Ltd, [2016]

Author Wohlleben, Peter, 1964- author.
Subject Trees -- Environmental aspects.
Forest ecology.
Alt Name Flannery, Tim F. (Tim Fridtjof), 1956- writer of foreword.
Simard, S. (Suzanne), scientific advisor.
Billinghurst, Jane, 1958- translator.
Description xv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Note "Originally published in Germany in 2015 as Das geheime Leben der Bäume"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-260) and index.
Contents Foreword / by Tim Flannery -- Introduction to the English edition -- Introduction -- 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 commodity -- Note from a forest scientist / by Dr. Suzanne Simard.
Summary Are trees social beings? Forester and author Peter Wohlleben 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.
Note Translated from the German.
ISBN 9781771642484 (hardcover)
1771642483 (hardcover)
9781771642491 (epub)
OCLC # 933722592
Additional Format Wohlleben, Peter, 1964- Geheime Leben der Bäume. English. Hidden life of trees. (CaOONL)20169054802.