They speak to each other through a vast underground network that’s not too dissimilar to being a social network of trees and fungi.
In the Douglas fir forests of Canada, forest ecologist Suzanne Simard discovered how trees “talk” to each other by forming these underground symbiotic relationships with fungi – called mycorrhizae – to relay stress signals (like warning their neighbours about droughts and disease) and to share resources (like carbon, water and nutrients) with each other.
The video below explain more…
And the article link below it relates the break-taking concept that was illustrated in the movie Avatar, where the hub of a forest’s mycorrhizal network has a “Mother Tree” standing tall at its heart.
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