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Action on behalf of life transforms.
Action on behalf of life transforms. Because the relationship between self and the world is reciprocal, it is not a question of first getting enlightened or saved and then acting. As we work to heal the earth, the earth heals us.
Robin Wall Kimmerer,

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants


Learn How Trees Communicate with Each Other

Discover the fascinating world of tree communication and cooperation with renowned ecologist, Suzanne Simard. Learn how trees in a forest are interconnected and how they communicate using a complex network of fungi and chemical signals.

The Wood-Wide Web

Mycorrhizal Networks
Mycorrhizal networks are a complex network of fungi that connects trees in a forest and how it allows them to exchange nutrients and information.

Hidden Messages
Chemical signals are used by trees use to communicate with each other and how they can warn each other about insect attacks, drought, and other threats.

Cooperation and Competition
Trees in a forest can cooperate or compete with each other to survive and thrive, and how they can share resources to benefit the whole ecosystem.

Examples of Tree Communication

Mother Trees
Yes, "mother trees" can recognize their own seedlings and support their growth by sending them extra nutrients through the mycorrhizal network.

See You Later, Sucker
Trees are smart and are constantly participating in the process of "self-pruning" in which a tree can sacrifice a limb to prevent the spread of a disease or to provide resources to a healthier part of the tree.

Interconnected Trees
Trees in a forest can sense and respond to each other through the mycorrhizal network and the exchange of chemical signals.

WhutNext? Why is this important?

This is important for many reasons, but it is featured here in order to remind us that there is magic all around us.  Our next step is to simply stop for a moment, right now, and see if you feel even the slightest amount of wonder, inspiration, and connectedness to our world. If yes, then you feel the magic.