Mother Trees are the biggest trees in the forest that are connected and communicate with the other trees and plants forest.
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Trees are connected
Through their research, Dr. Simard and others have discovered that trees are connected below-ground via a vast fungal network.
Trees form mycorrhizae (literally meaning “fungus-root”), which are symbiotic relationships between trees and fungi. These mycorrhizal fungi have many branching threads (called mycelium) that grow out from the root tip of a tree and connect with the roots of other trees and plants to form a mycorrhizal network. The mycelium spans vast areas connecting trees and plants across a forest in an expansive underground network.