What You'll Learn:
Shattering through sidewalk cement and lunging from the underworld of soil, trees are reminders of an Earth without us—a tale that began with their initial growth about 380 million years ago. If you traveled to New Zealand’s Waipoua Forest today, you could lay your hand along the bark of the Ta-ne Mahuta, a conifer that holds stories stretching beyond 2,000 years. Or, you can simply take a trip into your backyard—palms, pines, oaks, and trees of all kinds tell fascinating tales everywhere they grow. In his newest work, author and forester Peter Wohlleben discusses the inner workings of humans and plant life, compelling all readers to treat other creatures with kindness, courtesy, and equality.