trees talk to…

Though we are parted,
If on Mount Inaba’s peak
I should hear the sound
Of the pine trees growing there,
I’ll come back again to you.

~Ariwara no Yukihira

Nikon D750   f/4.5   1/40   56mm

The National Forest Foundation will plant a tree for every $1 you give to their tree-planting programs. Their website notes a goal of planting 50 million trees by 2023.

Suzanne Simard’s research has given us insight into how trees communicate their needs and send each other nutrients through an elaborate system which she has compared to neural networks in the human brain.

I hope you enjoy this TED Talk, How Trees Talk to Each Other


  1. This was fascinating. She was a wonderful speaker who gave so much information that was profound. Who knew? Maybe that’s why walking through a forest makes me stop and look up in amazement. I should have been looking down the entire time–that is where the amazement is. Thank you for this, Brenda.

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