A TEDX talk from Suzanne Simard reveals the hidden and secret lives of plants and trees. With a few simple experiments she proved how trees communicate.
A huge underground network
Plants and trees are all conected under the ground by a complex rootsystem. With this rootsystem trees are able to transport things like oxygen and nutrients. If a tree needs the care of other trees, other trees will take care of it. A very social and interesting world not many people know about.
“A forest is much more than what you see,” says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery — trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes.”