Earth Day reading: The Hidden Life of Trees

Looking for a book to read? Embrace Earth Day 2022 by reading a New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall street journal bestseller.

“In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and creating an ecosystem that mitigates the impact of extremes of heat and cold for the whole group. As a result of such interactions, trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and in most cases die much earlier than those in a group. 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.” (Read more on Goodreads.)

Trees and plants are living things. They communicate, they have personalities, and grow in the environment just like anything else. They are vital to the earth, without trees and other plants, the earth would not function properly or healthily. Learning about the earth and what is does for us, can in return help us properly sustain it. Proper education and advocacy about the needs of our environment, will raise awareness. Earth day is just one ways people are standing up for the environment and trying to maintain a clean and sustainable habitat for the future.