What do trees talk about, and how do they carry on their ‘conversations’?
In this video, we head to the Douglas fir forests of Canada, to discover how trees communicate by forming underground symbiotic relationships – called mycorrhizae – with fungi, to relay stress signals and share resources with one another.
These fungi connect the roots of different trees (and other plants) to create what’s called a mycorrhizal network, which can influence the survival, growth, health and behaviour of the trees linked within it. Some scientists call it the internet of trees, or the ‘wood wide web’.
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