The Hidden Life of Trees Setting & Symbolism

Peter Wohlleben
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Germany

Located in central Europe, Germany is a republic with a population of about 82 million (2015). The country’s formation is generally traced back to the German territory of the Holy Roman Empire, designated in 962. It has a temperate climate and includes such geographical features as the Alps, the Rhine, Danube, Lake Constance, and the Black Forest. It is about 31% forest and woodland, 35% arable land, 14% pastures, 13% urban, and 3% water.

Hümmel

Hümmel is a small municipality near the western border of Germany where Wohlleben lived and worked for several decades. It is in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, or Rheinland-Pfalz in German. Its population was 479 in 2015, and its total area is 15.8 km2. Notable monuments in Hümmel include a church built in 1727 and another from 1871, and there is an annual celebration of music and the forest in June.

“His” forest

Wohlleben shares a lot from the beech forest in...

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