> Skip to content
  • Published: 2 August 2006
  • ISBN: 9780141012933
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $27.99

The Secret Life of Trees

How They Live and Why They Matter




'One of those books that you want everyone to have already read' Sunday Telegraph

'Everyone interested in the natural world will enjoy The Secret Life of Trees. I found myself reading out whole chunks to friends' The Times, Books of the Year

What is a tree? As this celebration of the trees shows, they are our countryside; our ancestors descended from them; they gave us air to breathe. Yet while the stories of trees are as plentiful as leaves in a forest, they are rarely told.

Here, Colin Tudge travels from his own back garden round the world to explore the beauty, variety and ingenuity of trees everywhere: from how they live so long to how they talk to each other and why they came to exist in the first place. Lyrical and evocative, this book will make everyone fall in love with the trees around them.

  • Published: 2 August 2006
  • ISBN: 9780141012933
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $27.99

About the author

Colin Tudge

Colin Tudge three-time winner of the Glaxo/ABSW Science Writer of the Year Award, is the author of eight books, including Animals at the Zoo, The Day Before Yesterday and The Engineer in the Garden. He has lectured widely and is a regular contributor to the New Scientist, the Independent and the Independent on Sunday.

Also by Colin Tudge

See all

Related titles