The Hidden Life of Trees
By Peter Wohlleben
Harper Collins (audiobook)

What do trees feel? If you have no idea how to answer that question, try this book – it might convince you that trees have emotions, and change the way you understand the lonelier among them (willows), the bullies (beech) and the “street kids” (planted forests). Written by German forester Peter Wohlleben, The Hidden Life of Trees re-imagines its subjects as social beings that look out for their neighbours, learn, remember, count and talk with each other via the “wood wide web”: a soil fungi network that connects vegetation so it can share informa­tion. You’ll also learn that isolated trees live far shorter lives than their well-connected cousins.