The Wood Wide Web: Tree Talk in the Forest
"$Through sophisticated cognition that is facilitated by their microbiomes, trees and plants are more perceptive, intelligent, and in control of their destiny than humans have ever given them credit for. It is my hope that future research in plant cognition includes the crucial role of plant microbiomes, and mycorrhizal networks in particular.$"
-Suzanne W. Simard, Professor, University of British Columbia, CanadaRoots of forest trees and other plants are interconnected with each other by a network of fungal mycelia. This so-called 'wood wide web' is an integral part of any forest. Why?
Volume 27 | Issue 12