Did you know that trees talk? They share their food, transfer their wisdom and help each other survive.
Like humans, they are social beings too. Like a close-knit family of humans, trees also have interconnected families. The mamma trees talk to baby trees, protect them and nourish them. The older trees transfer wisdom and food to the trees that are in need. And the younger trees, while fighting to win the fundamental challenge of existence, wait to take up the responsibilities of older trees.
Unlike the age-old thought – trees only compete with each other for resources, trees actually cooperate with each other and aim at living together. But how do they do it? Let’s dig in!
As per the forester and author, Peter Wohhleben (The Hidden Life of Trees: What they Feel, How they communicate?), the mother trees supply necessary nutrients to saplings, warn their neighbours about dangers, and pass on words of wisdom to young trees through a network called Mycorrhizal network.
The mother trees or the hub trees are the biggest and the oldest trees in the forest. They take up the role of nurturing and supporting the shallow-rooted seedlings or the baby trees. Key nutrients like water, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, and allele chemicals are supplied to baby trees through the mycorrhizal network.
In a nutshell, the interconnected and interdependent web of trees converse with each other and are supportive of each other, albeit in ultra-slow motion. These tightly-knit complex relationships between the trees help the entire forest thrive and maintain the whole system intact. Did do you that Van Mahotsav is practiced for creating awareness and spreading the importance of the conservation of forests and planting of new trees?
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June 5, 2020
So amazing ??????
April 27, 2020
Thanks a lot for information. Please keep updated time to time.c
April 22, 2020
Thanks for such a wonderful article
April 22, 2020
Its really nice of byju’s to give such
wonderful information.Thank you byju’s?
March 14, 2020
Wow I didn’t know that plants also communicate.
devyani r. tale
November 17, 2019
THANK BYJUS FOR INFORMATION ABOUT TREES I AM IN CLASS 7
November 15, 2019
I didn’t know earlier that plants can share their nutrients to other plant.
November 6, 2019
Wow that’s good to know that trees will communicate
October 13, 2019
Trees are more helpful and cooperative than today’s people. Rightly said :
दशपुत्र समो द्रूम:। It means a tree is equal to ten sons.
Thank you Byju’s for introducing us to this new mode of communication!
October 12, 2019
Thanks Byju’s for such a great information ???
October 9, 2019
Wow I never knew that trees could talk thanks for your amazing
Information about the mother tree and the baby tree . I would
Really like to know more about plants and animals. Would you mind
Guiding me byjus. That’s true Anuj but actually I am in class 4
October 9, 2019
I was shocked to hear that trees have the ability to talk.It was really interesting?.I enjoyed reding the
whole paragraph.A BIG THANKS TO BYJUS. ????????????????????????????????
October 8, 2019
Really? That’s amazing. It’s new to know that trees talk!!
Anuj Kumar Gupta
October 7, 2019
I also think that trees talk…Thanks byjus for this information…..
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