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A fascinating real world where trees talk & trade

Jul 05, 2018, 7:48 AM EDT
(Source: Mith Huang/flickr)
(Source: Mith Huang/flickr)

The concept of “the Wood Wide Web” sounds straight out of a fascinating children’s book but truth is often stranger than fiction. It comes from scientific quarters that trees are not solitary individuals but closely bonded within an underground society that covers almost 90 percent of the terrestrial plants.

The trees communicate with each other, share their resources like sugar and engage in wars by means of a symbiotic fungi that thrives in their routes and passes messages and nutrients from one site to another through a system, named as the Wood Wide Web, reports the BBC.

The existence of the Wood Wide Web titillates our imaginations to view the forest as a superorganism instead of a collection of isolating living units, notes The New Yorker.

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