17 Dec '17, 7am

You’re Not the Only One With Insomnia: City Trees Don’t Sleep Well, Either https://t.co/3nNzbHFfgt

Humans have a hard time sleeping because of electronic distractions, 24-7 streetlights, and stress. It turns out that other living things — trees , specifically — don’t sleep well in modern times, either. Trees need some serious shuteye Streetlights and everything else that makes a city hustle and bustle are messing up trees’ sleep cycle. Peter Wohlleben, author and forester, wrote a book, “The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World ”, about this disturbing modern reality. Wohlleben has studied forests since 1987 and has built on his knowledge ever since. The book, which came out in 2016, isn’t the only bit of literature to discover this finding. For example, a recent (2016) European Commission funded study published in the Journal of Ecology found that artificial light affected when trees’ spring buds burst, leaves’ co...

Full article: http://ecosalon.com/city-trees-dont-sleep-well-either/

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