How trees talk

You’ll never experience a walk in the forest the same way again after viewing this eighteen minute TED Talks lecture (June, 2016) by professor of ecology Suzanne Simard who explains how she used hard science (while out-running grizzlies) to discover trees talk to each other. From identifying “mother trees”, the hubs of vast symbiotic mycorrhizal networks, to suggesting ways to regenerate forests battling climate change, Simard clearly outlines how we need to change our relationships with these “supercooperators”.

 

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