Review: The Hid­den Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World
The Hid­den Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben
My rat­ing: 4 of 5 stars

Edu­ca­tion­al and enter­tain­ing book about the lives of trees and how they inter­act with one anoth­er. Fas­ci­nat­ing read, espe­cial­ly if you are walking/running through the woods your­self while lis­ten­ing to this book. The dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive on time that this type of plant life has is dif­fi­cult to envi­sion. In the end I found myself to be a lot more com­pas­sion­ate towards trees. Espe­cial­ly, know­ing how dis­rup­tive human inter­ven­tion can be with regards to the main­te­nance of forests. Of course, there has to be a lim­it of where we would draw a line as soci­ety towards the feel­ing of oth­er sen­tient being, but trees might be more per­cep­tive than we give them cred­it for.

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