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May 18, 2019

Wood Wide Web: trees talk and are connected

Trees are connected by an underground network of fungi that connect the trees and provide them with the nutrients they need to survive: 
the Wood Wide Web.
An international team of scientists has created the first global map of this underground network. They created a computer algorithm to analyze a database from the Global Forest Initiative, which includes over 1.1 million trees featuring some 28,000 species of tree.
The new model could help predict and assess climate change, as well as aid forest managers in the restoration of woodlands around the world.

Read more: Nature and BBC.

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May 05, 2019

Ginkgo tree Towneley Park, Burnley

Ginkgo tree Towneley Park,  Burnley, Lancashire, England.

Video on YouTube by Paul G. He writes:

"Two visits to Towneley Park during April 2019 to see a young Ginkgo tree. When I was in Chengdu, South West China (on various visits between 2006 - 2012) I loved to see the beautiful Ginkgo trees in the city parks and temples etc. Through the Chinese Spring, Summer and Autumn seasons this tree looks spectacular. Young Chinese couples getting married often have their wedding photos taken under the Ginkgo tree. The tree of romance! It's really great to have one in the local park, here in the UK."

More info about Ginkgo trees in Chengdu: here and here and on my blog.

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