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The Hidden Life of Trees

The Illustrated Edition

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  • ISBN: 9781771643481
  • Tags: Art & Photography, Hidden Life of Trees, Illustrated, Jane Billinghurst, Literary Non-fiction, Nature & Environment, Peter Wohlleben, Trees,
  • Dimensions: 9 x 10
  • Published On: 9/25/2018
  • 176 Pages

A visually stunning journey into the diversity and wonders of forests.

In his international bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben opened readers’ eyes to the amazing processes at work in forests every day. Now this new, breathtakingly illustrated edition brings those wonders to life like never before.

With compelling selections from the original book and stunning, large-format photographs of trees from around the world, this gorgeous volume distills the essence of Wohlleben’s message to show trees in all their glory and diversity. Through rich language highlighting the interconnectedness of forest ecosystems, the book offers fascinating insights about the fungal communication highway known as the “wood wide web,” the difficult life lessons learned in tree school, the hard-working natural cleanup crews that recycle dying trees, and much more. Beautiful images provide the perfect complement to Wohlleben’s words, with striking close-ups of bark and seeds, panoramas of vast expanses of green, and a unique look at what is believed to be the oldest tree on the planet.

Published in Partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.

Peter Wohlleben spent over twenty years working for the forestry commission in Germany before leaving to put his ideas of ecology into practice. He now runs an environmentally-friendly woodland in Germany, where he is working for the return of primeval forests. He is the author of numerous books about trees. To learn more about Peter and his books, visit his website at

Jane Billinghurst’s career has been in book publishing in the UK, the US, and Canada, as an editor, publisher, writer, and translator. She is the translator of the international bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees by German forester Peter Wohlleben.


"Peter Wohlleben’s book explores trees in a unique way and gives them almost humanlike qualities as he describes their communication methods, solidarity, and teamwork ...The Hidden Life of Trees isn’t just about trees, it’s about how to be a good human."
 — The Book Nook

"A superb fusion of images and ideas, all dedicated to proclaiming the message that trees, and the forests of which they form a surprisingly interconnected part, are far more remarkable than most of us ever previously dreamt. 
— The Well-Read Naturalist

"Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees received a makeover." 
— Quench

"If trees could speak our language, they’d put their voices together urging everyone to take time to read through Peter Wohlleben’s new illustrated edition of The Hidden Life of Trees."
— Planet Experts