New science revelations: Trees communicate with each other and have social circles
If the trees could talk, what would they say? Recent research suggests that if they had the mouth, one could simply say a lot because, believe it or not, brain trees and intelligence and are able to communicate with other trees as humans with other humans when in social situations.
Not only can they talk, but trees take care of each other and feel pain, says the forest Peter Wohlleben, who tells all his experiences with trees in a recent article for the Daily Mail Online. Far inanimate plants, trees do many things than animals and humans, although for many this is not necessarily evident.
When Wohlleben began his career as a forestry engineer in the 1980s, he was not aware of what he says now is a hidden civilization that lives within each forest. He knew to see several species of trees and evaluate their value in the timber market, but he did not know these trees as beings that are actually living.
He wrote his experiences of observing the unique ways in which trees have grown, especially in their root systems. The extensive root systems intertwined with sturdy trunks and branches and unique leaf growth patterns that she observed, Wohlleben realized that there are many more trees of their potential to be transformed into furniture.
Early signs of what he described as “trees” of friendship were evident in the strange scabs around the trunks of dead trees that Wohlleben found that the nearby trees retained his life. Neighboring trees of the same species, it is surprising that they really care, and they do it for food when they can not do it by themselves as a means of collective survival.
“Most individual trees of the same species that grow in the same grove or media will be connected by their root systems,” he wrote. “It seems that helping neighbors in times of need is the rule, this leads to the conclusion that forests are super-organisms, such as ant colonies.”
Sheep trees with their partner
In support of this, the research carried out by Professor Massimo Maffei of the University of Turin shows that trees not only help each other, but also offer help specifically to other trees that are like them. Trees are able to identify their family members and relatives, science programs, allowing them to take charge of their own nature and to ensure that they are maintained.
In some cases, trees appear to marry one another, as has been observed in cases where two trees that intertwine with their root systems support each other during disease, caring for each other throughout their lives and They eventually die, often simultaneously.
Wohlleben compares this beautiful phenomenon of love and friendship among the trees of how elephants move in herds and take care of each other during their lives. Like elephants, trees are beautiful creatures with much love to give and receive to the point that they are struggling to let their families go in case of death.
How do trees communicate with each other? Thanks to the chemical and electrical signals operating in their underground fungal networks – or what Dr. Suzanne Simard, University of British Columbia in Vancouver describes as “great network of wood.”
“It is not surprising that most of us consider trees as virtually lifeless, nothing more than objects,” said Wohlleben. “But the truth is very different. They are also very alive that we … and much, much longer.”