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Understanding our Native Tree Species German author Peter Wohlleben’s recent book The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate has sold more than 800,000 copies in Germany and is now on the best-seller list in the United States and elsewhere. Wohlleben’s book is popularizing revolutionary new scientific research demonstrating conclusively that trees communicate with each other. Through what some scientists are calling the ‘wood wide web,’ intricate underground fungal… Read More

Have you seen the permanent exhibit at Smith College Botanical Garden’s Lyman Plant House that features panels of wood from over 170 trees from all around the world? “Woods of the World,” also know as WoW) is an intimate hallway exhibit where families can learn about the uses for and origins of many types of wood, revealing wood grains in all shapes and patterns…

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