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Intelligent Trees

Star rating: 5 of 6
2016 | 45 min | Recommended min. age: 12 y

Revolutionary discoveries in science give us an insight to the collective lives of trees. Do trees communicate with one another? Is it possible that mother trees lovingly care for their offspring and neighbors? Are there friendships among trees? Do trees work collectively to combat invaders and enemies? Professor Dr. Suzanne Simard and her colleagues at the University of British Columbia in Canada have deciphered the language of trees and have made astounding discoveries.

Bestselling author and forester, Peter Wohlleben, explains that actually tree communities have more in common with ours than we realize. Underground lies an extensive network, an ‘Internet of the forest’ if you will, which allows the trees to send information, communicate and even share experiences.

This documentary brings this hidden community to light and creates a bridge between one foresters observations and scientific fact. What is the significance of this discovery to our lives and our treatment of the forest?

This knowledge has the power to radically change our understanding of nature.

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