Friday, May 12, 2017

The Hidden Life of Trees

did you know...
 when animals begin eating the leaves of a tree
 that tree gives off a scent to warn other trees nearby 
causing them to produce toxins in their leaves 
to discourage the animals?
when insects feed on a tree the
tree "tastes" the insect's saliva...recognizing the 
species...and sends out scents that attract
the predators of that insect? 

in a forest...if one tree isn't well the 
neighboring trees will send nutrients
via their root systems to support the ailing

scientists have recorded sounds emitting
from the root system of trees thought to
be a form of communication?

this book....
a MUST read

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