By: Peter Wohlleben
A book worth reading. Peter says that the forest is a social network. Trees are like human families. Tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients, and even warn each other of impending danger. Peter says that our skin is just like the bark of a tree; some of us show our wrinkles sooner than others do, just like a tree. Trees are very much individuals just like us. Biggest difference is simply the vocabulary we use; as well, trees live on a different time scale than us. A tree that is 100 years old may only be a teenager. The oldest tree lives in Sweden and is 9,500 years old. I urge you to read the book that is full of groundbreaking scientific discoveries. Your walk in the woods will never be the same.