Intelligent Trees - The Documentary

Featuring Peter Wohlleben & Suzanne Simard

Now available as Video on Demand on Amazon and Vimeo

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Trees talk, know family ties and care for their young? Is this too fantastic to be true? German forester Peter Wohlleben ('The Hidden Life of Trees') and scientist Suzanne Simard (The University of British Columbia, Canada) have been observing and investigating the communication between trees over decades. And their findings are most astounding. 

Trees are so much more than rows of wood waiting  to be turned into furniture, buildings or firewood. They are more than organisms producing oxygen or cleaning the air for us. They are individual beings that have feelings, know friendship have a common language and look after each other. This documentary explores the various ways that trees communicate with each other- from a forester's observations as well as through the microscope of a scientist.

If the themes of harmony, connection, and collaboration between humans and trees in the movie Avatar inspired you, stand by. That fiction was inspired in part by real life trees... And scientists, as it turns out. But there's more. Much more. And it has global implications for us all (Rachel Clark, "Smart Trees teach via new Film and Bestselling Book", Psychology Today).

Together, Wohlleben and Simard are a tree dream team (Melissa Breyer, "Trees can form bonds like an old couple and look after each other ",

Discover also the book - "The Hidden Life of Trees" -  by Peter Wohlleben.

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Comments: 7
  • #7

    Bruno De Wit (Friday, 20 January 2017 03:11)

    Since last year we started in our village a big action to protect a ancient wood (10ha) from demolition by buildingfirms.
    Our fb group calls: geen sloop van het bos van loos

  • #6

    Gary (Tuesday, 22 November 2016 07:01)

    I wish this was available in Australia, as we in Australia cannot access vimeo or amazon here USA content blocked :(

  • #5

    La La (Monday, 21 November 2016 12:50)

    I always talked the trees in my backyard, especially when I got really sick. There was this feeling of comfort I felt from one tree in particular and there would be summer nights where I would just sit and talk to her. It was like I could feel her hugging me every time there was a gust of wind. This series just validates all of this and its amazing.

  • #4

    Barbara (Wednesday, 09 November 2016 11:57)

    Can you release on Netflix?

  • #3

    Jeff Laughlin (Monday, 07 November 2016 13:39)

    Are there ways that I could teach my students to recognize mother trees in the forest ? We have mostly ponderosa pine, aspen and birch.

  • #2

    Sasivimon Swangpol (Sunday, 06 November 2016 01:22)

    I am a botanist at Department of Plant Science. I bought, watched the 'Intelligent Trees' VDO and am very impressed. Is it possible that I organize sessions at Faculty of Science, Mahidol University to run the VDO for my colleagues and students? There may be 30-60 persons in the session. I planned of two sessions, one at Salaya Campus and another at Phayathai Campus.

  • #1 (Saturday, 05 November 2016)

    Hi !

    surprising / wonderfull !!! do you have a French version available, please ??? ;O)