Trees Talk to Each Other in a Language We Can Learn, Ecologist Claims

A massive web of hair-like mushroom roots transmit secret messages between trees, triggering them to share nutrients and water with those in need.

Like humans, trees are extremely social creatures, utterly dependent on each other for their survival. And, as it is with us, communication is key.

After scientists discovered pine tree roots could transfer carbon to other pine tree roots in a lab, ecology professor Suzanne Simard set out to figure out how they did it.

What she discovered was a vast tangled web of hair-like mushroom roots — an information super highway allowing trees to communicate important messages to other members of their species and related species, such that the forest behaves as “a single organism.”

The idea that trees could share information underground was controversial. Some of Simard’s colleagues thought she was crazy.

Having trouble finding research funding, she eventually set out to conduct the experiments herself, planting 240 birch, fir and cedar trees in a Canadian forest.

She covered the seedlings with plastic bags and filled them with various types of carbon gas.

An hour later she took the bags off, ran her Geiger counter over their leaves and heard “the most beautiful sound,” she says in the Ted Talk below:

“Crrrrr… It was the sound of Birch talking to Fir,” she said.

“Birch was saying, ‘hey, can I help you?’”

“And Fir was saying yeah, can you send me some of your carbon? Somebody threw a shade cloth over me.”

She also scanned the cedar’s leaves, and as she suspected — silence. The cedar was in its own world. It was not connected into the fungal web linking birches and firs.

The birch and fir were in a “lively two-way conversation,” Simard says

When the fir was shaded by the birch in summer, the birch sent more carbon to it. When the birch was leafless in the winter, the fir sent more carbon to it.

The two trees were totally interdependent, Simard discovered, “like yin and yang.”

That’s when Simard knew she was onto something big… In the past, we assumed trees were competing with each other for carbon, sunlight, water and nutrients. But Simard’s work showed us trees were also cooperators.

They communicate by sending mysterious chemical and hormonal signals to each other via the mycelium, to determine which trees need more carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon, and which trees have some to spare, sending the elements back and forth to each other until the entire forest is balanced.

“The web is so dense there can be hundreds of kilometers of mycelium under a single foot step,” Simard says.

The mycelium web connects mother trees with baby trees, allowing them to feed their young.

A single mother tree can provide nourishment for hundreds of smaller trees in the under-story of her branches, she says.

Mother trees even recognize their kin, sending them more mycelium and carbon annd reducing their own root size to make room for their babies.

This new understanding of tree communication had Simard worried about the implications of clear-cutting.

When mother trees are injured or dying, they send their wisdom onto the next generation. They can’t do this is if they are all wiped out at once.

“You can take out one or two hub trees, but there comes a tipping point, if you take out one too many, the whole system collapses,” she says.

Often clear-cut forests are replanted with only one or two species. “These simplified forests lack complexity making them vulnerable to infection and bugs.”

To ensure the survival of the planet’s lungs at a time when they are most crucial, Simard suggests four simple solutions to end the damage caused by clear cutting :

1. Get out in the forest more — this in and of itself will remind us how interdependent we are on this ecosystem.

2. Save old growth forests as repositories of genes, mother trees and mycelium networks.

3. Where we do cut, save the “legacy” trees so they can pass on important information to the next generation.

4. Regenerate cut patches with diverse native species





71 responses to “Trees Talk to Each Other in a Language We Can Learn, Ecologist Claims”

  1. Beverly Cook Avatar
    Beverly Cook

    CA redwoods also hold each other up with their massive shallow root system. They also communicate with these system. Thanks for your efforts to save our forests.

  2. Anna Avatar

    I think there are many of us who have “known” this fact for years but appreciate the science to prove it.

    1. RachelC Avatar

      Yes! Sometimes we do just “know” these things but it is still very important to have proof as well to back it up.

  3. Rosemarie Slogrove Avatar
    Rosemarie Slogrove

    Excellent. I fully appreciate this and believe it to be true. In the same way that plants respond to music, being touching and been spoken to. Mozel Tov.

  4. Nancy dively Avatar
    Nancy dively

    I was not aware, but not surprised. Every living thing has the ability to comminicate

  5. Fiona del Bosco Avatar
    Fiona del Bosco

    Why taking individual trees out of a forest, aka selective logging and practised here in New Zealand’s privately owned native forests,lauded as sustainable forestry,is anything but, based as it is on appalling ignorance about what makes a forest work as an ecosystem.

  6. Susan Avatar

    Oh my! We lost a wonderful old maple tree several years ago. It had been around a large patch of pine trees from an overgrown Christmas tree farm. We were advised to remove the pines as they seemed to by dying and presented a fire hazard. The lovely Maple gradually died after the pines were removed. I loved that tree.

    1. Naomi Avatar

      am guessing one could seek forgiveness and blessing of that space, you did what you believed was a “good” thing. Now with knowledge amend with your emotions, maybe? Go pray there with what you know. THANK you susan for sharing and considering these words.

    2. Damian Avatar

      I’m an arborist. I don’t want to take the lives of trees. They’re intelligent and have a spirit. Plants are so much more than what we think. Same with fungi, check paul Stamets, he believes their conscious. It’s all changed my life.

      1. Ray Moon Avatar
        Ray Moon

        Thanks for the Paul Stamets reference. Changed my life, too …

    3. Peter Avatar

      I bet it missed its pine buddies.

  7. Grace Lee Avatar
    Grace Lee

    You made my day

  8. Dori Avatar

    I hope trees can tell if humans are lying to them, or I hope we can’t learn to “talk” to them. They will be here even if humans go extinct…Trees are magnificent! I don’t like putting bad stuff on them to experiment. Didn’t that feel bad?
    This is fascinating!

  9. Kimmy Lou Avatar
    Kimmy Lou

    So fascinating. I’ve always loved trees! But someone enlighten me: the trees also communicate with each other by emitting radiation from their leaves? A Geiger counter is used to detect radiation, and Ms. Simard was using a Geiger counter to listen to the tree leaves. Does this make sense to anyone?

    1. Ashawna Seabreeze Avatar
      Ashawna Seabreeze

      I was just used as a marker , so she could track it . Like when Dr. puts a contrast dye into your body then traces it through Kidneys or brain . But in this case it showed the path from one tree to another . She had to do this to prove her point.

      1. Bev Jo Avatar
        Bev Jo

        No she didn’t have to do it, and neither do most of the doctors who use it. I have never yet heard a doctor who does give the patient the right to informed consent. If questioned, they lie about safety. The H. pylori test even has two versions, with one without radiation, but won’t warn patients. Makes me wonder if it’s clever way to give rid of some nuclear waste like how fluoride put in our water against our will is the industrial waste version.

        No amount of radiation is safe. Humans are so quick to use it medically, which greatly increases the cancer rate and heart damage, but it’s rarely question.

        It’s wonderful to find out this information, but not acceptable to use radiation in any form. Where is it mined, stored, etc? And what about the plants and animals exposed to it?

        1. Val Avatar

          The H-Pylori test is a blood test. You are not exposed to radiation.

    2. Tamara Avatar

      She used radiated carbon so that she could use the Geiger counter to measure if they were sharing carbon. The radiation was only used for the experiments.

    3. Arjen stolk Avatar
      Arjen stolk

      She probably used a radioactive carbon isotope, which was not clearly mentioned in the article. Only that she covered seedlings with plastic bags filled with different types of carbondioxide. That way she could figure out how carbon was transferred from one plant to another.

    4. HJ Avatar

      I heard this story on the TED Radio Hour. The radiation reading was because the carbon gas she used has radiation. She chose the gas specifically for the radiation so that she would have something to test for and measure in the experiment. If I remember, both types of trees were covered (possibly to help contain the gas in adequate concentrations, I assumed) but only one type got given the gas. An hour later, the other type of tree also had the radiation reading of having received that particular carbon. Not through the air, and/or through the plastic bag barrier. Just through the root systems.

  10. Catherine Avatar

    Peter Wohlleben explains this concept in his book “The Hidden Life of Trees”.

    1. Judy Avatar

      Yes, wonderful book, still reading it.

  11. Ashish Avatar

    Indians knew this since ages. Trees not only help other trees but help humans to cure illnesses, remove sorrow and tensions. When really sad just embrace the trunk of old tree and cry your heart out and just experience the relief.

    1. Marsha Avatar

      Hence the term tree hugger
      I love trees and rocks. I just had to have a dead hickory tree cut down and at the same time 2 small dying dogwoods. I hope my 50 year old huge dogwood does not die now as there are no more close to it.

  12. Marie Avatar

    Wonderful insightful talk. Makes me think about the forests along the river and everywhere that are decimated through harvesting.

    Trees are like the hairs on our head, except they are alive. They are, like our hair, indicators of internal health of the whole body. Also, like hair, we prefer to look at and manipulate trees rather than to dig inside or under ground and find out what really makes a healthy forest or human, thrive. ‎

    1. Teri Avatar

      Yes, I had this feeling. I saw the trees as mother earth’s messaging system. Like our hair (they now know it is responsible for our intuition). She will not survive when we have grown like a canker sore, destroying everything that is natural and nurturing us. When the mother earth dies – we shall die.

  13. Michael Brown Avatar
    Michael Brown

    Paul Stamets revealed this in his Ted talk, tis great to see replication of his findings 🙂

  14. Anastasia Avatar

    I live in an old oak forest, of many different varieties. When I walk by an oak I place my hand or arms around my friend and say the Ho’oponopono forgiveness prayer ” I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you “. I sense the prayer carried out, through the mycelium all over the continent and onwards

    1. Su J Avatar
      Su J

      Thank you.

    2. Susan Avatar

      Thank you. I just spent a great deal of time learning about
      Ho’oponopono because of your comment and would like to bring this into my life.
      I didn’t know I felt anything for trees until my neighbour took a chainsaw and leveled about sixty 80 year old pear trees that stood in 2 rows. They were ‘used’ as a barrier from the road for other newer tender fruit trees behind them, remnants of a prior orchard I imagine. The trees stood as sentinels, holding hands, all the branches carefully overlapping from one tree to the next so they were always in communication that way, always touching. Now we know they shared roots and took care of each other.
      It was horror, and a slow weight came into my chest until I cried with unaccountable sadness. I hustled over there and asked why they were being (killed) taken down. The farmer had decided they were ‘old and ugly’, and was planting new trees, Japanese maples.
      I still ache thinking about those trees and feel in my bones they were friends, family, and knew they were being slaughtered.

    3. ann Avatar

      thank you so much. What a lovely way to use this prayer. I feel the expansive possibilities

  15. V Davis Avatar
    V Davis

    The fact that there’s a network system is fascinating. But calculators and power regulation systems have information networks…no one couches their information transfers in terms of sentient interaction like this person is doing.

    I’m afraid they’ll keep animalizing the way they talk about plants (as in calling them “social creatures”) to the point that vegetarians will have absolutely NOTHING to eat.

    1. Cb Avatar

      Yes! That’s exactly what I was trying to figure out the words for after reading this. It’s a fascinating connection between living things but that does not mean they are conscious

    2. Denise Avatar

      Perhaps it could be more about respecting and appreciating the life one takes to nourish oneself? Living in a way that gives back in addition to taking – and only taking what one needs.

    3. Dezmond Goff Avatar
      Dezmond Goff

      Ha! But on a biochemical level, the chemical signals between cells in a mycelium network is not too different from those between neurons in an animal brain. Doesn’t mean they’re interactions are conscious, sure, but might suggest that consciousness is just one solution to the challenge of life.

    4. Vashti Friar Avatar
      Vashti Friar

      Why is it that you think you should eat beings that aren’t truly alive? Everything is alive. Truly alive. It’s hard, finding ways to emotionally process this but it is vital
      Everything we eat is alive, has it’s own life. Plants, animals, some studies say water…
      Find some way to live with it, and honour it

    5. JMR in WI Avatar
      JMR in WI

      I would say that calculators and power regulation systems network for the sole purpose of achieving a programmed result. There is nothing in it for them. They aren’t capable of reacting to something they weren’t programmed to do. They are inanimate. The individual parts and pieces can’t combine to be something they aren’t programmed to be. They are parts that are only interdependent if they are made to be.

      Trees are living organisms and have adaptation abilities to achieve the goal of survival. Based on this study, it sometimes means providing the necessary “help” to other living things surrounding it, through some process of information and product sharing, in an attempt to maintain it’s own health.

      Even today there are those that think that only humans have the ability to override their own natural survival instincts based on feelings, emotions or knowledge. Those people accuse animal lovers of “humanizing” animal behaviors. You suggest that to apply certain “socializing” terms to living plants and/or trees is “animalizing” them. Perhaps we should consider that some qualities apply to all living organisms, because of their survival needs, that do not apply to inanimate objects, and that is what the difference is.

  16. peacefromken Avatar

    Many people are able to communicate with trees and plants. It is by telepathy and the trees are very aware of what people do TO trees or FOR them. I always tried to have great respect for them and kindness to them and spoke to them often. I was moving a fallen branch from a young tree that was bending it down and was told “We call you the friend of the trees”. There have been many other experiences to me and many others. It all comes down to Love. Love is compassion, respect, help to those in need, peace and recognition that we are all one. Anyone or thing will respond to that.

  17. Leontine Hartzell Avatar

    Trees and all plants communicate with each other and with us in subtle and vibrational ways. Check out my recordings of shamanically channeled songs in vibrational sound language from the plant spirits titled: Singing Green, Songs From the Plant Spirits at A song of trees in the New England forests is song #10, Eastern Tree Canopy Song.
    Enjoy! Leontine Hartzell

  18. brad mayeux Avatar

    The Fungi/mushrooms are what provide the “internet” of the forest.
    This teaches us that about the worst thing you can do is use fungicide on a tree.
    it leaches into the ground killing the mycorrhizal fungi.
    You can buy that fungi to help fruit trees etc…
    i grow about %30 of my food. lots of fruit trees, sweet potato, peanut etc…

    i get mine at (Paul Stamets) the mushroom-god.

    1. Jaub Avatar

      The only mushroom God is Terrence McKenna 🙂

  19. Akiva Avatar

    This is eerily similar to the alien race in Orson Scott Cards “Speaker for the dead”.

  20. Regina Avatar

    Thank you so much for your work. I have been looking at how trees and humans share in behaviors or needs. Every time I hug a tree I think about “The wonderful entanglement of our kanopy within the interdependence of life.” How we need to wake up and take care of ourselves better and knowing that ” all is self.” Is key. Thank you…

  21. Graham Avatar

    This is the highest thing I have ever read. Literally, I think Ms. Simard and the person who wrote this are beyond familiar with Tree.

  22. Stephen Quinto Avatar

    Sara… it should not come as any surprise …that trees are also part of our family …and what their care means in terms of our own purpose in being here.

    I had a tree tell me he loves me…! The event changed my life.

    We still have a 2,000 acre Nature Preserve there; you can look it up at

    We had long believed that the broken relationship between Man and Nature could be repaired …but now recognize that our species is so deeply compromised that it is not possible…

    However …there is to be a remnant of our species which will evolve …they have prepared themselves for such an emergence///

    papa bear – StEvEn

  23. Brian Patrick Corcoran Avatar
    Brian Patrick Corcoran

    Down here in Chile we have this legendary tree called the “Araucaria” or sometimes the “Monkey Puzzle Tree”. The profile of the tree has been adopted as a Chilean national symbol and it is prohibited by law to cut one down anywhere in the country. They produce savory nuts called “pinones” that only the native Mapuche Indians are allowed to harvest. These huge trees are a religious icon to the Mapuche people. They grow to tremendous heights and are NOT hermaphordidic. In other words the individual trees are distinctly male or female and do not carry both reproductive organs as do most other species. When a male and a female Araucaria grow adjacent to one another all of their branches will sequester to one side of the tree and engage each other in what looks for all the world like two human beings hugging in an eternal embrace. It is really quite a spiritual experience to see out in nature an Araucaria pair with their branches engaged in such a loving embrace! It is no wonder that the Araucaria has been so anthropomorphised as to become highly revered in Mapuche and Chilean culture. The ARAUCARIA is a freak holdover from that biologic epoch when dinosaurs ruled the earth. They have survived the tumultuous eons to bless us today with their exquisite beauty and their timeless grace.

  24. Brian Patrick Corcoran Avatar
    Brian Patrick Corcoran

    A little Bush was sobbing to itself in the woods one day. The giant Oak tree standing next to the Bush looked down and asked, “What are you crying about, little Bush?” The Bush looked up and stuttered through his sobs, “I’m crying because I don’t know if I’m the son of a Beech or the son of a Birch!”. The giant Oak smiled happily and confided to the little Bush, “Listen up, Sonny. I knew your mother well and trust me when I tell you that she was the best piece of Ash in the woods!” So you see, trees really do talk to one another and they can be very kind and understanding.

  25. Hazel Bird Avatar
    Hazel Bird

    Hopefully that’s a link to the Facebook page for’active r.e.m.e.d.y.’ a brave pair of women working hard to reforest the high altitude global forests which have been felled since the 70’s on a massive scale. This has grave implications for water security and the balance of the global ecosystem.

  26. Diane Rapaport Avatar
    Diane Rapaport

    Energetic roots of humans also touch the roots of trees and other biotic matter. We’re all connected in one tree of life. That’s why I feel more alive in first growth forests. And that’s why I love practicing tai chi at the base of Redwoods.. .

    1. Jen Avatar

      Indeed, we often have to wait for ‘science’ to catch up

  27. Lyal Avatar

    And, there is some silence to back this up?

  28. Dezmond Goff Avatar
    Dezmond Goff

    Saying that it is the trees that are responsible for these interactions is somewhat misleading: the mycelium itself is an assemblage of organisms and species (and also includes bacterial colonies), not all of which are obligate symbionts. Trees ‘share’ – sometimes its actually just stolen – carbon with mycorrhizal fungi, fungi distribute carbon through the mycelium network and then exchange carbon with trees to promote the survival of local tree/fungi/bacteria assemblages. At the large scale, this can be a powerful driver of population survival (tree clusters up to entire forests). Just as mammal microbiomes help promote the survival of human/microbe assemblages. TLDR: Dirt is alive and there is no such thing as independence.

  29. glblank Avatar

    Considering the state of things, carbon transfer may become moot.

  30. Steve Matuza Avatar
    Steve Matuza

    The Man Who Planted Trees by Jim Robbins is a great read

  31. Erin Avatar

    This is beautiful, thank you. Can you tell me who the artist of the drawings are?

  32. Rashied Avatar

    NOT like humans. Like humans *ought* to be. Trees are smarter; they act in their own actual interests. We’re the only species I know that actively destroys its own air supply, water supply, food supply, and home, on an ongoing, accelerated basis.

    Even though a lot of us don’t subscribe to that insanity, we’re complicit as long as we keep allowing the tiny few to destroy these things for themselves and all the rest of us.

    I don’t know what disallowing them will ultimately look like, but until we do it, we’re complicit in Matricide (i.e., Ayé) and longitudinal suicide.

    But I love the trees. I hope we can learn to learn from them.

  33. growltigerkat Avatar

    Thankfully trees don’t require the use of money and probably don’t keep accounts of having to pay back the help they receive. That’s the difference between them and us – we’re always looking to make a profit. (lol)

  34. H. Hamilton Avatar
    H. Hamilton

    My neighbours hate trees and are constantly amputating branches that peep over he fence line. Also a wind storm, has caused almost all the major branches to get torn down and now the tree needs removing. Breaks my Heart. We have a very narrow and large lot full of mature fruit bearing trees and the tree haters are destroying them (neighours not the universal windstorms)

  35. Robert Evans Avatar
    Robert Evans

    Plants have developed surprisingly complex communication networks which allow them to communicate with each other about what’s happening on the surface.
    illustration of above ground interactions between neighboring plants by light touch and their effect on below-ground communication. Image credits: Elhakeem et al.

    Despite their immobile lifestyle, plants are actually more active than you’d think. Aside from all the biochemical reactions that enable them to go about their day-to-day lives, plants can also communicate complex messages underground. Essentially, these messages take the form of chemicals secreted by roots into the soil which are then detected through the roots of nearby plants.

    These chemical “messages in a bottle” can tell plants whether their neighbors are relatives or strangers and help them direct their growth accordingly.

    Touch is one of the most common stimuli in higher plants and is well known to induce strong changes over time. Recent studies have demonstrated that brief touching among neighboring plants can be used to detect potential competitors. As plants grow in close proximity to other plants, they constantly monitor any cues that happen above ground — but they do the same below ground as well.

    To better understand how this happens, as well as to learn more about the ways above ground factors influence what happens below the surface, a team of scientists from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences “stressed” corn seedlings and then looked for growth changes in nearby plants. Essentially, they brushed the corn leaves to simulate the touch of a nearby plant leaf and then monitored what chemicals the plant root secreted. The team then took those chemicals and transferred them to other plants to see how they react. They found that plants exposed to the chemicals responded by directing their resources into growing more leaves and fewer roots than control plants.

    Researchers write:

    “Our study clearly shows that roots of very young maize seedlings pose an extraordinary capacity to quickly detect changes in cues vectored by growth solution directing roots away from neighbours exposed to brief mechano stimuli. In this way, roots may detect the changed physiological status of neighbours through the perception of cues they release, even if chemical analyzes did not show significant changes in metabolite composition.”

    Basically, the team showed that what happens above ground influences what happens beneath the ground surface of a plant — and the way through which they communicate this is more complex than we thought. This makes a lot of sense since the ability of plants to rapidly detect and respond to changes in their surrounding environment is essential for determining their survival.

    Lead author Velemir Ninkovic concludes:

    “Our study demonstrated that changes induced by above ground mechanical contact between plants can affect below ground interactions, acting as cues in prediction of the future competitors.”

    Journal Reference: Elhakeem A, Markovic D, Broberg A, Anten NPR, Ninkovic V (2018) Aboveground mechanical stimuli affect belowground plant-plant communication. PLoS ONE 13(5): e0195646.

  36. Axe McWoodchopper Avatar
    Axe McWoodchopper

    What a load of absolute horse manure! It’s no wonder that this so-called “ecology professor” Suzanne Simard struggled to find grants or that her colleagues thought her insane, if this ridiculous hypothesis is all that she could come up with after observing the plant’s subterranean interconnection. To conclude some form of interconnection and material interdependence between the trees is one thing, but for Simard to then conclude – without a shred of evidence – that the trees are actually “talking” to one another and that so-called “Mother trees” “send their wisdom onto the next generation”, that they “even recognize their kin” and take care of their “babies”, is quite another altogether. This has absolutely nothing to do with Science or its rigors of examination, repeated observation and rational deduction; but instead everything to do with superstitious animism disguised by the emotive language of fashionable Matriarchal Mother-Earth fantasies. It is a work of imagined fiction, pure and simple.

    The fact that some commentators on this page interpret this as a justification for their own ridiculous claims like “trees are people”, undermines whatever scholarship this so-called “ecology professor” Suzanne Simard lays claim to… and if this is the quality of the “professor”, how ever did she become a “professor” and what must her pupils be like? If anything, this is a sad but clear demonstration of just how far American academia has declined.


  37. Axe McWoodchopper Avatar
    Axe McWoodchopper

    What a load of absolutely asinine horse manure! It’s no wonder that this so-called “ecology professor” Suzanne Simard struggled to find grants or that her colleagues thought her insane, if this ridiculous hypothesis is all that she could come up with after observing the plant’s subterranean interconnection. To conclude some form of interconnection and material interdependence between the trees is one thing, but for Simard to then conclude – without a shred of evidence – that the trees are actually “talking” to one another and that so-called “Mother trees” “send their wisdom onto the next generation”, that they “even recognize their kin” and take care of their “babies”, is quite another altogether. This has absolutely nothing to do with Science or its rigors of examination, repeated observation and rational deduction; but instead everything to do with superstitious animism disguised by the emotive language of fashionable Matriarchal Mother-Earth fantasies. It is a work of imagined fiction, pure and simple.

    The fact that some commentators on this page interpret this as a justification for their own ridiculous claims like “trees are people”, undermines whatever scholarship this so-called “ecology professor” Suzanne Simard lays claim to… and if this is the quality of the “professor”, how ever did she become a “professor” and what must her pupils be like? If anything, this is a sad but clear demonstration of just how far American academia has declined.


    1. kirstin Avatar

      I feel sorry for you. You sad, angry man.
      Go hang out in the forest and try and quiet that very logical and patriarchal mind of yours. Science has been dominated by such minds for a very long time. Time to bring it back into balance.

  38. Margaret Lawrence. Avatar
    Margaret Lawrence.

    I have a marvellous book printed in 1979 which states just this. THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird.

  39. Marilyn Mora Avatar
    Marilyn Mora

    Can I help a fir tree that is being killed by the neighbor’s basement excavation and root removal?

  40. Dianna Urbigkit Avatar
    Dianna Urbigkit

    Trees also respond if we hug them and “talk” to them everyday. My neighbor’s think I crazy…but I know better!

  41. JAVHD Movies Avatar

    Loved the post keep it up!

  42. Jacob Avatar

    Not impressed with the overt pseudoscience title of this article.

    speak in order to give information or express ideas or feelings; converse or communicate by spoken words.

    have the power of speech.
    “he can talk as well as you or I can”
    discuss personal or intimate feelings.
    “we need to talk, Maggie”
    have formal dealings or discussions; negotiate.

  43. Helena Magalhaes Avatar
    Helena Magalhaes

    Espantoso e deslumbrante!!

  44. aiyana floreterna Avatar
    aiyana floreterna

    I grew up on the Ca North Coast, fiercely defending the redwoods and all other forests . We saved the Lost Coast Wilderness (SINKYONE TRIBAL PARK)- WE SAVED HEADWATERS FOREST (Headwaters of the Mattole river— last old growth redwood)

    and I learned how to UNDERSTANd trees too!!!! I attest personally that we dont know enough yer and need to explore their energetic communicatin as well bacuse I DONT have mycelium and I ve been communicating with trees for years.

  45. Sandra Parrill Avatar
    Sandra Parrill

    Why was the cedar not connected in the fungal network?