Posted by Big Gav in forests
The Guardian has a review of a book called "The Hidden Life of Trees" by German forester Peter Wohlleben - The man who thinks trees talk to each other. Maybe they use "nature's internet" to communicate with each other ?
Trees have friends, feel loneliness, scream with pain and communicate underground via the “woodwide web”. Some act as parents and good neighbours. Others do more than just throw shade – they’re brutal bullies to rival species. The young ones take risks with their drinking and leaf-dropping then remember the hard lessons from their mistakes. It’s a hard-knock life.