“They can feel pain, [and] have emotions, such as fear. Trees like to stand close together and cuddle. They love company and like to take things slow,” – these are just a couple of findings by Peter Wohlleben, a German researcher who devoted his work to studying trees.


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“There is in fact friendship among trees,” says Wohlleben. “They can form bonds like an old couple, where one looks after the other. Trees have feelings.”

The new documentary, called ‘Intelligent Trees’, is the work of German forester, author, and tree whisperer Peter Wohlleben, and Suzanne Simard, an ecologist from the University of British Columbia. Watch the trailer below to get a glimpse into it.

(h/t: treehugger)

“They can form bonds like an old couple, where one looks after the other. Trees have feelings”

Image credits: Chaiyun Damkaew

“Trees like to stand close together and cuddle. They love company. They can feel pain, [and] have emotions, such as fear”

Image credits: TOMÁŠ MORKES

See for yourself in the trailer below: