March 3, 2024


Showing: Streaming from October 8
Title: The Hidden Life of Trees
Year: 2019
Country: German
Director: ,

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Final week! Must end on Oct 28. Renowned forester and writer Peter Wohlleben guides us through his understanding of how trees work as he discusses, debates and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed, and the amazing scientific mechanisms behind them of which we are too often blissfully unaware. For those who are not familiar with these discoveries, a walk in the woods will never be the same after watching this film, based on the worldwide bestselling book that convincingly made the case that trees are social beings and that a forest is a social network. The Hidden Life of Trees profoundly challenges us to change how we understand forests. Germany, 2020, 111 minutes, documentary.

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Community Partner: Cornell Cooperative Extension

Join the discussion about The Hidden Life of Trees on Wednesday, October 27, at 7:00PM, with Kristen Ossmann and Don Gabel. Kristen Ossman is is Horticulture Resource Educator for the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County, a resource for information on soils, site improvement, plant selection, proper plant care, eco-friendly practices, integrated pest management, composting and more. Don Gabel is New York Botanical Garden’s Director of Plant Health. He monitors, diagnoses, and prescribes treatments for all the plants growing on the grounds, as well as in NYBG’s beautiful gardens and glass houses. Don educates and provides horticultural advice to the staff as well as teaching the public about different aspects of horticulture. He lives in Rockland county New York. Please register for this Zoom discussion HERE.

“Fall in the Hudson Valley might laser our attention on changing foliage, but have you ever wondered what’s going on inside of a tree?” Read about The Hidden Life of Trees in Nyack News & Views.

“In his best-selling book, “The Hidden Life of Trees,” the German forester Peter Wohlleben drew in millions of readers with a tantalizing hypothesis: that trees are social, sentient beings, who talk to each other, feed and nurse their young, sense pain and have personalities.” “The documentary “The Hidden Life of Trees” uses the sensorial capacities of cinema to thrillingly visualize Wohlleben’s observations.” Critic’s Pick!The New York Times