How Trees Talk to Each Other
The new research that’s coming out about “plant and mycorrhizae fungi relationships” is the stuff of science fiction, until you realize that this is real and happening right under your feet. Even early humans could see that anywhere they observed mushrooms rising out of the grass, the grass was darker green and more lush. Push ahead a few thousand years and now we are starting to understand how deep these relationships go.
Suzanne Simard is a professor of Forest Ecology at the University of British Columbia’s, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences in Vancouver, where she studies the surprising and delicate complexity of nature. She gives a fascinating talk (How Trees Talk to Each Other), about how plants use theses connections made by Mycorrhizae fungi — between trees in the forest.
She shows that different tree species share food between each other depending on the time of year when needed, as well as, when disease or predators approach. You can take that power into your next landscape project or cannabis farm. Use the full spectrum species list and microbial food sources that comes in each bag of DIEHARD™ products.
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The new research that’s coming out about “plant and mycorrhizae fungi relationships” is the stuff of science fiction.