How Trees Talk to Each Other

TED Talk - Suzanne Simard
Thursday, 10th November 2016

"A forest is much more than what you see," says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery - trees talk, often and over vast distances.

In 2014, research showed that over the last decade, Canada had the worst forest desturbance rate of any country worldwide. That was 3.6% per year - four times more than the sustainable rate.

Learn how Suzanne conducted her research to discover the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and its importance in maintaining our forests and our ecosystems.

A truly fascinating account of species interaction and interdependence - prepare to see the natural world with new eyes.

Useful links

A Sanctuary of Trees

Top tips for planting trees

Watch: How mushrooms can save the world and us