Tree communication, National Geographic video

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Trees talk to each other in the forest. They share resources through mycorrhizal networks of fungi. The taller trees take in more sunlight, make more sugars than they need, and share them with smaller trees, in the shade. They also communicate signals warning of predators. Recipients of those warning signals can mount immune system strategies to strengthen them against attacks.

The value of hub trees in underground exchanges has been overlooked in traditional clearcutting or forestry practices and is finally changing based on much of this research. This allows for healthier forests, and deeper respect for how trees communicate.

One Comment on “Tree communication, National Geographic video

  1. Rosi,

    When you have a date listed on this website for the nature communication seminar in L.A., do let me know. Then I can fwd that info to the person interested in that seminar in L.A., or rather to her friend’s email. I don’t know the person who is interested in the seminar. She is a friend/neighbor to the person I know.

    Best,

    Me.

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