Okay, this will really surprise you but I was told about a TED talk on “How Trees Talk To Each Other“. I believe there is so much more out there that we just don’t know about. Just think about when you are walking in nature what a magical place it is. We know that trees provide us with oxygen, purify the air, provide shade and shelter, protect our wildlife, ground us to the earth but they also have magical healing powers. This is what particularly intrigued me. I have a few spiritual friends that actually speak to trees, they just touch the tree and receive healing messages.

Trees are the foundation of our forests and underground there is a whole other world. Infinite biological pathways that connect trees and allow them to communicate and behave as though it is a single organism. Suzanne Simard has always had a curiosity about trees and began studying tree roots and learned that beneath the roots was white mycelium and under that were the red and yellow mineral horizons. This is really the foundation of the forest. In a laboratory they discovered that one pine seedling could transmit to another pine seedling root.

She then set off to prove that trees do in fact communicate within the forest environment. She performed numerous studies with the assistance of her University in British Columbia and scientifically proved that when one species is struggling for water or carbon, other trees will send what is needed for survival. She found evidence of a massive below ground communications network.

The whole purpose of this discovery was to change how we practice forestry. From the extent of clear cutting to more holistic and sustainable methods. Forests aren’t just a bunch of trees, they have a huge impact on the greenhouse effects, climate change and we must be more aware of how we are destroying this amazing resource!

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