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Old 05-19-2013, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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This is fascinating. Instead of competing for survival, forest trees are sharing.

Tree Speak | MyScienceAcademy
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:02 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Very interesting. Thanks for posting.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:30 PM
 
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There is so much that is still to be discovered about communication between plants. I find it fascinating.

Years ago I read of an experiment where scientists attached some type of recording device to a tree in an area where other trees were being cut down. The unaffected tree registered alarm and signs of stress over what was happening around it.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:04 PM
 
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There is so much that is still to be discovered about communication between plants. I find it fascinating.

Years ago I read of an experiment where scientists attached some type of recording device to a tree in an area where other trees were being cut down. The unaffected tree registered alarm and signs of stress over what was happening around it.

I remember that! I was so upset for the trees! No wonder I am a tree hugger!
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:30 AM
 
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Nice thread thanx for this..
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:31 AM
 
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Thank you for sharing.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:20 PM
 
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That is fascinating. I wonder if any of the logging companies will ever consider leaving the mother trees.
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