In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben explains the processes of life, death and regeneration of the forest, of which most people are not aware. Like humans, trees live together with their ‘children’, communicate with them, and support each other, sharing nutrients with weaker trees.
In his book, Wohlleben explains the natural, human like phenomena with science. As he says, a happy forest is a healthy forest, and he believes that eco-friendly practices not only are economically sustainable but also benefit the health of our planet and the mental and physical health of all who live on Earth.
The way he describes those phenomena is different from ‘normal’ scientific research, because he uses anthropomorphic language. When you’re reading the book, it’s really easy to learn how to empathize with nature and to understand it better. Tree families are actually no different from human families. His book is a must-read if you want to understand nature better!
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