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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.

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