Monday, March 6, 2017

trees, like people

"The reason trees share food and communicate is that they need each other. It takes a forest to create a microclimate suitable for tree growth and sustenance. So it's not surprising that isolated trees have far shorter lives than those living connected together in forests."

                                                    -   Peter Wohlleben, The Hidden Life of Trees

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  1. I ♥ trees. Botanists now know that plants are "sentient" in their own way and do communicate with and support one another. I wonder why some people are okay with killing and eating plants but not animals.

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  2. Interesting quote, Lisa. I have read that they communicate with each other using the fungi attached to their roots!
    I hope your first week of Lent has gone well.

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    1. So far, so good, Clare. :) Yes, this book also mentions the fungi - I keep seeing a parallel there with human behavior.

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  3. I listened to a podcast on this, and read an article a while back, but I can't remember the specifics of what all goes on among the roots - you remind me that I want to revisit the subject! Glory to God for these wonderful complexities of life and nature.

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    1. Yes, but also it seems to me they are meant to teach us something about His mind, and ourselves, if only we would listen.

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