Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 9, 2012

Teamwork Among Trees

Sibley Guides wrote about how trees work together for their mutual advantage.  Trees connect to fungal networks through their roots, which is helpful to both the fungi and trees. The fungi receive carbohydrates from the trees. The trees benefit by having an increased surface area to absorb water and minerals. Through the fungal network older trees can transport nutrients and water to younger trees to help them get established.  Trees can even share nutrients between different species.  Read more at: Altruistic trees! « Sibley Guides.

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