Trees talk to each other using soil fungi

Tree-to-tree communication

Trees use a network of soil fungi to communicate their needs and aid neighboring plants. These fungal filigrees help trees send warning signals about environmental change, search for kin, and transfer their nutrients to neighboring plants before they die. Phrases like “forest wisdom” and “mother trees” describe this elaborate system, comparable to neural networks in human brains, Clear-cutting and climate change could disrupt these critical networks.


SOURCE: Yale Environment 360

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