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Nature's Narratives: The Hidden Life of Trees
Start Date: 9/13/2017Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 9/13/2017End Time: 6:30 PM

Event Description:
Wednesday, September 13, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Scott Horticultural Library

Join fellow garden enthusiasts and book lovers as they discuss books about plants, nature, and the environment. “Nature’s Narratives” is a book discussion group sponsored by the Scott Arboretum where readers come together to discuss a book once a month and share in the reading experience.

Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, The Hidden Life of Trees,forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.

After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.

The discussions are free and open to the public. Participants will need to read each month’s selection prior to the discussion.

Books will not be supplied, but one copy of each is available in the Scott Horticultural Library for check-out and members of the Scott Arboretum enjoy lending priviledges. Call to register 610-328-8025. Limited to 12.

Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Scott Arboretum
Contact Information:
Phone: (610) 328–8025
Email: scott@swarthmore.edu
Event Sponsors
Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
Open To
The Public

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