"The Power of Trees": An Evening with Peter Wohlleben

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May 06, 2023 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
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A Nature of Writing Speaker Series event at Bellingham High School
The Power of Trees: An Evening with Peter Wohlleben and Thor Hanson
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The Power of Trees:How Ancient Forests Can Save Us If We Let Them is forester Peter Wohlleben’s follow-up to The Hidden Life of Trees, a New York Times bestseller that sold millions of copies worldwide. This latest work is as fascinating and eye-opening as it is trenchant in its critique: on the one hand, Peter describes astonishing discoveries about how trees pass knowledge down to succeeding generations, which scientists think is enabling them to adapt to climate change; on the other, he is unsparing in his criticism of those who wield economic and political power—who plant trees exclusively for the sake of logging and virtue signaling—even as they ruthlessly exploit nature. 
The Power of Trees is a love letter to the forest and a passionate argument for protecting nature’s boundless diversity, not only for the trees, but also for ourselves.

Peter Wohlleben is one of the world’s most notable foresters and a passionate advocate for tree conservation. Peter lives in Germany, where he manages an ecologically conscious forest and runs an academy for education and advocacy. His books are bestsellers around the world.

Author and biologist Thor Hanson is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Switzer Environmental Fellow, and winner of the John Burroughs Medal. His books include Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid, Buzz, The Triumph of Seeds, Feathers, and The Impenetrable Forest, as well as the illustrated children’s favorite, Bartholomew Quill. Hanson lives with his wife and son on an island in the Pacific Northwest.

Tickets are $32 for one person which includes a hardcover copy of The Power of Trees OR $37 for two people and one copy of The Power of TreesClick here to purchase tickets