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A while back I read a book about these not humans but they live in trees. There is a disease that is the problem. At the end, it gets released into the ocean that is at the center of the world and the trees grow out of it. The characters spend a long time there.

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    – Alarion
    Mar 16 '21 at 16:41
  • Are there two sets of trees? Old ones they used to live in and new ones that get grown at the end of the book? Or something else.
    – Kitkat
    Mar 16 '21 at 16:49
  • Trees. Are these regular trees, or giant miles-tall trees? Is the disease a danger to the non-human people, or a danger to the trees? Are all the characters non-humans, or are there humans who arrive as well? Is it science fiction or fantasy? I've read a few books about people living in giant trees, so if you can nail down a few more details I might have a suggestion or two.
    – Kenny
    Mar 16 '21 at 18:41
  • These Trees were giant mile-high ones, that would be affected by this disease. It was made by some person introduced at the end of the book trying to keep this very delicate plant from dying. It would only really affect the trees but since all of the characters lived in said trees that were a problem. From my recollection, they all were non-human and it is definitely a fantasy book.
    – Andrés
    Mar 16 '21 at 23:44
  • Sorry Andrés, that doesn't match any of the giant-tree books I know. (I read mostly science fiction and very little fantasy.) The only giant tree book with a disease that I know of is Earth in Twilight by Doris Piserchia, and it's definitely science fiction, and the disease is a sentient creature (yeah, a living thinking pestilence) that affects people, not the trees.
    – Kenny
    Mar 17 '21 at 22:52
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Midworld by Alan Dean Foster ?

From Wikipedia: Midworld is a planet entirely covered by a rain forest three-quarters of a kilometer (almost half a mile) tall. Born is a member of the primitive human society that has lived peacefully on Midworld for hundreds of years, careful not to disturb the natural balance of the jungle.

(Can't see anything about a disease, and I never got round to reading the copy I've had for over 30 years)

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  • No, there's no disease in Midworld, or the sequel Mid-Flinx.
    – cycad
    Mar 16 '21 at 23:42

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