Video: Suzanne Simard — How trees talk to each other

Plants communicate; I wonder what their grammar is like.

Vox Populi


“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, creating harmonious social lives over vast distances. She describes the “world of infinite biological pathways that connect trees and allow them to communicate, and allow the forest to behave as if it’s a single organism. It might remind you of a sort of intelligence.” This intelligence is shared not only by trees but by all of the beings that live in and among them.

If you’d like to learn more about the language of the forest, you might want to read The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben.


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