The secret lives of trees

If you go down to the woods today, you’ll be in for a big surprise.(Source: imago/Jan Eifert)

His reading showed him that woodlands are communities; trees fight, compete, and protect their offspring. Science shows forest trees are connected by fine networks of roots beneath the soil. These transmit chemicals between trees, warning of dangers and sharing chemicals like sugar and sustaining weak or dying trees, often for centuries. In a forest, “every tree is a member of this community, but there are different levels of membership,” he explained.

Source: Forest whisperer.

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