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Trees Communicate With One Another, Connected by Fungi

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Everybody say it with me: mycorrhizal association!

University of British Columbia professor Suzanne Simard explains how "trees in a forest ecosystem are interconnected with the largest, oldest 'mother trees' serving as hubs."


"Similar to the network of neurons and axons in the human brain, the network of fungi, roots, soil and micro-organisms beneath the larger ‘mother trees’ gives the forest its own consciousness."

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