We all know about the World Wide Web. But you describe something called the “wood wide web.” Tell us about it.
It’s long been known that the trees in a forest are connected by mycorrhizal fungi. This means fungi that live symbiotically with the roots of forest trees. The forest trees can’t grow without them because they haven’t got enough access to the minerals in the soil, and the fungi can’t grow without the trees because they have no chlorophyll and therefore can’t manufacture sugars. It’s a beautiful symbiosis in which all trees are involved.
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