Mother Trees – a new paradigm in forestry

‘Forest Giants’ we sometimes call them, or just ‘big, old trees’, but neither of these descriptions capture the importance of the oldest and largest trees in our forests. Here’s a fascinating look at how fungi help to interconnect a whole forest. It may be a North American story, but the plant-fungus relationship exists in all forests across the planet.

And if you’re interested in the bigger picture of the importance of fungi to ecosystem, indeed planet health, here’s a brilliant, awe-inspiring TED talk on How mushrooms can save the world.

2 responses to “Mother Trees – a new paradigm in forestry

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