This is a most interesting book about trees. I got interested in this whole topic of trees while writing an article for kids about trees. I had no idea that trees had so much symbolism and meaning as they do. I have always loved trees, but not in any kind of symbolic way. So, this is a topic that will again stretch my knowledge of nature.
In this book, Wohllenben asks, Are Trees Social Beings? He firmly answers that trees are indeed social beings and the forest is a social network. He draws on grounbreaking 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.
Wohllenben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining he amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.
After reading Wohllenben`s book, a walk in the woods will never be the same again. What a wonderful book that will take your love of nature to a whole new level.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth