Do trees talk to each other?
Yes they do and their communication is mediated by fungi beneath the surface of the ground.
This communication enables trees and other plants to share resources, thereby helping the whole forest to flourish.
Here’s a quick overview of the key principles from Dr. Suzanne Simard.
She’s Professor of Forest Ecology in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences at the University of British Columbia.
Here Professor Simard goes much deeper into this topic.
This talk was given at the 13th Annual International Bioethics Forum, “3.8 Billion Years of Wisdom: Exploring the Genius of Nature”, held by the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute in Madison, WI on May 1-2, 2014.
– Ken McCarthy