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Old 01-14-2019, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default The man who claims trees talk with other trees

Of course, long time members here already know this, but the article is interesting and fun to read:

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...xb7yijq_L__zTY
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:49 PM   #2
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Interesting. I wonder about plants sharing nutrients. If you have 3 seedlings in a small pot for example, will their roots fuse, or insoculate, over time? I planted 5 chestnut oak seedlings where a black locust once stood after it fell in a storm, will the locust actively work against the oaks now? You can actually see how the locusts are all in a rough line emanating from a thicket of them 100 feet away, I assume they are all connected underground.
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I recall reading about research regarding trees that are being eaten by insect warning others through release of chemicals--those other trees (not yet being eaten by insects) produce defensive chemicals to make themselves less palatable. This I can understand, and it is still amazing.

I find the link above fascinating, but it also leaves me a tad bit skeptical. It also makes me want to read the book.
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The book is great. It’s the person who wrote the article that makes it seem ridiculous. It’s worth a read.
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:54 PM   #5
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The book is great. Itís the person who wrote the article that makes it seem ridiculous. Itís worth a read.
Good to know. Thank you.
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