Trees can talk to and help each other using an internet of fungi!
Film fans might be reminded of James Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster Avatar. On the forest moon where the movie takes place, all the organisms are connected. They can communicate and collectively manage resources, thanks to “some kind of electrochemical communication between the roots of trees”. Back in the real world, it seems there is some truth to this.
In a recent BBC article, I read about mycelia, fungal formations that help communicate between plants sharing common soil. Read on here, and you will be amazed:
It’s not like we are connected in a new-agey oohm-y way, but science backs up the ınterconnectivity among living beings. And for me, that is great enough.