How do the trees talk?

Submitted by Jerry on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 02:39

In the story for children, A Tree for Max, the King of the Trees talks with all the trees of the forest. But how can that be possible? Can trees really communicate?

According to a forestry expert, trees indeed communicate. They are connected through their roots by a network of fungus, which may diverge from a "Mother Tree." Carbon and nitrogen can be carried by the fungus network, as well as information that helps support diversity. See the fascinating explanation in a video at http://youtu.be/s8V0IJ11CoE