Recommended Reading

As many of you know, my first career was as a reference librarian and books, along with plants, are my passion. I am going to use this space to periodically share with you books I think you will enjoy.

I just finished reading The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben (Greystone Books, 2015). Wohlleben is a German forester and a true tree geek. He talks about trees as a community, living together with their children, communicating and nurturing them, sharing nutrients with those that are struggling. Trees talk to each other through the vast network of mycellium under the ground and through the stomata in their leaves. The book was fascinating. Who knew trees could talk?

If this subject interests you, check out this TED talk by Canadian scientist Suzanne Simard:

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