Trees as social beings

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A new documentary film explores the idea that trees are in fact social beings that communicate with one another through their intertwined root systems just below the forest floor. The film proposes that trees are able to feel pain, send signals and form bonds through the single, massive interlinked network of roots that connect them.

The film features the insights of Peter Wohlleben, a German forester and best-selling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, as well as forest ecologist Professor Suzanne Simard (The University of British Columbia).

Watch the trailer below and prepare to have your perception of trees turned upside down!

Intelligent Trees from Dorcon Film on Vimeo.

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