Think back to a time when you were deep in the forest, surrounded by silence. The tranquility. The pop of a twig underfoot. The rustle of leaves. The sound of your own heartbeat.
Little did you know that just beneath your feet, the trees were chattering away. Long conversations, the sort that give meaning and sustenance to life.
We know that trees can talk because of a remarkable Canadian scientist named Suzanne Simard. Over the past 30-plus years, she has discovered and then studied the vast, and complex, communications network that runs underground between trees. [Read more…]