Peter Wohlleben spent more than 20 years working for the forestry commission in Germany before leaving to put his ideas of ecology into practice. He now runs an environmentally friendly woodland in Hümmel, Germany, where he is working for the return of ancient, sustainably managed forests. Wohlleben and his family run an organic self-sustaining farm. He holds lectures and seminars and has written a number of books on woodlands and nature conservancy. The Hidden Life of Trees is his first book to be published in English. Peter Wohlleben’s appearance is made possible by the Goethe-Institut and the glasswaters foundation.
The Hidden Life of Trees
How do trees live? Do they feel pain, or have awareness of their surroundings? Research is now suggesting trees are capable of much more than we have ever known. In The Hidden Life of Trees, forester Peter Wohlleben tells their stories, revealing the delightfully complex life of the trees around us and the incredible role forests play in our world. The startling revelations in this book have led to worldwide attention and widespread anticipation for its English-language publication, with accolades ranging from bestseller lists in Europe to a feature in the New York Times. After a walk through the woods with Wohlleben, you’ll never look at trees the same way again.