Review – The Hidden Life of Trees

Posted 4 December, 2017 by Nikki in Reviews / 2 Comments

Cover of The Hidden Life of TreesThe Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben

This is pretty light reading, with a lot of interesting facts and observations about trees — but sometimes I really had to go and look up the sources, because it didn’t sound quite right, or it just sounded like an oversimplification. If you’re a fan of well-sourced facts, this might not be quite what you’re looking for, because there’s something more conversational and anecdotal about it in many ways. It’s still some fascinating stuff, though, and it’s not the kind of dense non-fiction that takes a lot of time investment.

Not surprisingly, the author’s premise is that there’s a lot about trees we don’t know and a lot that we overlook, and that’s definitely not wrong.

Rating: 3/5

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2 Responses to “Review – The Hidden Life of Trees”

    • There are some oversimplifications, and he’s obviously very invested in promoting the life and (for want of a better word) intelligence of trees, but I didn’t find anything outright wrong in what I checked.

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