The Secret Language of Trees

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The question isn't whether trees can communicate with each other, but how their communication works. Learn about the intricate communication network between trees and the fungus in the soil, and how the relationship goes beyond a simple example of symbiosis.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a lesson on Arbor Day or when studying the forest ecosystem
  • Have learners watch the video at home and come to class ready for discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • Concepts in the video are complex; best suited for an advanced ecology, earth science, or environmental science class
  • Requires access to the Internet

  • Links to another video about tree defense
  • Provides several links for further research, as well as a short video assessment questionnaire

  • While the animation is engaging, the narration is flat