Video: When Trees Talk Together

Dr. Suzanne Simard, University of British Columbia, has a 4-minute video on forest communication systems, her most recent ecosystem research.

As you watch the film, meditate on Isaiah 14:6-8:

The Lord has broken the rod of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers, which in anger struck down peoples with unceasing blows, and in fury subdued nations with relentless aggression. All the lands are at rest and at peace; they break into singing. Even the pine trees and the cedars of Lebanon exult over you and say, “Now that you have been laid low, no woodsman comes to cut us down.”

For you science wonks, Dr. Simard’s professional publication on this topic is published as “Mycorrhizal networks and seedling establishment in Douglas-fir forests Biocomplexity of Plant–Fungal Interactions” by S.W. Simard (Biocomplexity of Plant-Fungal Interactions, Chapter 4, edited by Darlene Southworth. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2012)

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