Mycelia are the nervous system of the forest

[Video from KarmaTube]

This video features professor and forester Suzanne Simard of the University of British Columbia, explaining the way that mycelia connect trees within a forest. Mycelia, which are the underground fungi network that produce mushrooms, transmit signals as well as nutrients from the largest, oldest “mother trees” to the younger ones to maintain the overall health of the stand.

What do you like about this video? What questions does it leave you with? It’s time for us to start taking notes!

[Photo: helenlavin.blogspot.com]

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