The secret life of trees. They talk to each other, they have families. Don’t miss this WBUR On Point story with the tree whisperer Peter Wohlleben.

“Trees have friends, feel loneliness, scream with pain and communicate underground via the ‘woodwide web’. Some act as parents and good neighbours. Others do more than just throw shade – they’re brutal bullies to rival species. The young ones take risks with their drinking and leaf-dropping then remember the hard lessons from their mistakes. It’s a hard-knock life.”

Link to radio broadcast and excerpt from Wohlleben’s book The Hidden Life of Trees



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