20 Dec 2016

The Hidden Life of Trees

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:06 pm on 20 December 2016

Trees are people too. Or at least they can act like them says German forrester Peter Wohlleben.

He says long before Facebook, trees established social networks to send  warnings about danger along electrical impulses in their roots. Call it the world wide wood. 

Trees help each other when they're sick. Wohllenben has spent his life working in forests and writes about the latest research and his observations  in his book, The Hidden Lives of Trees: What They Feel How They Communicate-Discoveries From a Secret World.