Reading on the Pike: "The Hidden Life of Trees"
Come check out the Pike and chat about the latest great books.
Newcomers are always welcome! This bookclub meets in person on the third Wednesday of each month .
May book selection: "The Hidden Life of Trees" by Peter Wohleben
Are trees social beings? In The Hidden Life of Trees forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.
After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.
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We are reading:
- June 15: "The Ride of her Life" by Elizabeth Letts