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The Hidden Life of Trees (Virtual Showing)

Sep 20, 2021 Oct 3, 2021

EVENT EXTENDED: Due to demand, the virtual screening of this event has been extended through Sunday, Oct. 3. Join Whatcom Million Trees Project (WMTP), Pickford Film Center and multiple local co-sponsors for showings of the film The Hidden Life of Trees, a new documentary based on Peter Wohlleben’s bestselling book of the same name.

Virtual streaming at home is available for $12. The link sent to purchasers will be active for viewing the film anytime from 12 a.m. on September 20 to 11:59 p.m. on October 3, giving people flexibility when to watch. The film will be available to rent on Vimeo starting at 12 a.m. on September 20.

In-person showings at the Pickford were on Wednesday, September 22 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, September 25 at 12 p.m. Tickets for in-person showings were $5 per person and purchased on the Pickford’s website. Each in-person showing was followed with a Q&A session with the WMTP Executive Director Michael Feerer and Board Member David Roberts. COVID-19 safety protocols are in place for visiting the Pickford. Seating capacity has been reduced and patrons are required to wear masks and provide proof of vaccination.

All proceeds from live and virtual showings will benefit the Whatcom Million Trees Project nonprofit.

Film event poster for the Hidden Life of Trees showing a man standing in the forest with text overlay with information about the event, including an announcement that the On Demand virtual streaming has been extended through Oct. 3.

This event is part of the City of Bellingham’s ALL IN for Climate Action Week. Find a full list of events.

Based on his bestselling book The Hidden Life of Trees, renowned forester and writer Peter Wohlleben guides viewers through his enlightened ecological insights with matter-of-fact candor — so everyone can see the forest for the trees. Traveling through Germany, Poland, Sweden and Vancouver, Peter discusses the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in woodlands, and the amazing scientific mechanisms behind these wonders of which we are often blissfully unaware. A walk in the forest will never be the same again!

Book Club Kit

In addition to the film screening, the Bellingham Public Library created a book club kit using Peter Wohlleben’s new book, The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature.

Event Partners

This event would not be possible without support from our local co-sponsors: Pickford Film Center, Whatcom Community Foundation, Sustainable Connections, RE Sources, Peak Sustainability Group, Kulshan Carbon Trust, Sierra Club Mt. Baker Group, North Cascades Audubon Society, 350.org Bellingham, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Stillpoint at Beckside, Whatcom Land Trust, Climate Reality Project Bellingham Chapter, and Bellingham Multifaith Network for Climate Justice.


For general WMTP event questions:

Michael Feerer
Phone: (831) 222-0339
Email: michael@whatcommilliontrees.org

For ticket or show questions:

Pickford Film Center
Phone: (360) 647-1300
Email: info@pickfordfilmcenter.org