In ‘The Hidden Life of Trees’ Peter Wohlleben makes a case for the forest as a social network. Trees it seems are like human families: they live together, communicate with each other, support each other and even have the ability to warn about danger.
And in this lovely book, Mr Wohlleben reminds us about some stuff we probably already knew . . . that old trees grow faster than young ones, and store more CO2 than their younger relatives. So, planting new forests is great but cutting down old trees is bad, especially for climate change. To do good, simply let the ancient forest be.
I like this reminder. And . . . a rather nice metaphor for the work place too?