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makes all the world kin "

William Shakespeare

Mother Trees Connect the Forest

December 8th, 2011

No wonder the tree is such a potent symbol for Druids. Professor Suzanne Simard shares her latest research regarding forest ecosystems here. Amazingly, we find that in a forest, 1+1 equals more than 2, as all trees are interconnected with the largest, oldest, “mother trees” serving as hubs. The underground exchange of nutrients increases the survival of younger trees linked into the network of old trees in this fascinating, real-life model of forest resilience and regeneration.

Video from KarmaTube

7 Responses to “Mother Trees Connect the Forest”

  1. forget everything and go out into the forest for a nice hit of realitree! Annmarie,Portland Oregon

  2. I saw a documentary once about the same sort of thing, nature follows a very structured pattern and repeat it again and again, I just can’t remember how it is called now. In a forest, the trees do the same.

  3. Got it… it’s called fractal structure.
    And as for the forest, the study is called fractal analysis of root system.
    Happy New Year, by the way!
    Mika.

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