Mother Trees in the forest are central hubs for a community of trees.

Posted on August 6, 2012 by

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Trees are connected underground through a web of fungi that live inside the roots of trees. In forests, Mother trees act as central hubs for this network and support young trees by infecting them with fungi and ferrying them the nutrients they need to grow.

In this video by UBC Reports. Prof. Suzanne Simard talks about Mother trees. Video by: Dan McKinney; Producer: Julia Dordel

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