It is often said that reality is stranger than fiction. In this video Professor Suzanne Simard shares her latest research regarding forest ecosystems. She reveals that in a forest, trees communicate with each other to ensure resilience and regeneration of the forest as a whole (almost like James Cameron’s film Avatar).
In this system, trees are interconnected with the largest, oldest, “mother trees” serving as hubs. Nutrients are exchanged underground, increasing the survival of
younger trees linked into the network of old trees ensuring forest resilience and regeneration.