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Forest talk : how trees communicate

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Trees are essential. They provide water, shelter, and food for millions of plant and animal species, including humans. They deliver proven health benefits, and they capture and store carbon, which combats climate change. Yet trees are in trouble. Forests are struggling to adapt to climate change, and deforestation is a major threat. Recently, researchers and citizen scientists made the surprising revelation that trees communicate with each other through an underground system of soil fungi and other methods. Complex social networks help trees survive and thrive by transferring resources to each other, sending defense signals, communicating with their kin, and more. Meet the tree scientists and learn more of their fascinating discoveries.

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Lyons Public Library J 582.16 KOC (Text)
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Red Jacket Community Library 581.714 KOC (Text)
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781541519770
  • ISBN: 1541519779
  • Physical Description: 96 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 90-93) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Reconnecting with trees -- Our trees, our life -- Healthy trees, healthy humans -- Trees talk to one another -- The forest canopy's cry for help -- Listening to forests -- Next steps.
Summary, etc.:
Trees are essential. They provide water, shelter, and food for millions of plant and animal species, including humans. They deliver proven health benefits, and they capture and store carbon, which combats climate change. Yet trees are in trouble. Forests are struggling to adapt to climate change, and deforestation is a major threat. Recently, researchers and citizen scientists made the surprising revelation that trees communicate with each other through an underground system of soil fungi and other methods. Complex social networks help trees survive and thrive by transferring resources to each other, sending defense signals, communicating with their kin, and more. Meet the tree scientists and learn more of their fascinating discoveries.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12-18.
Grades 9 to 12.
Subject: Plant cellular signal transduction > Juvenile literature.
Plant ecophysiology > Juvenile literature.
Plant chemical ecology > Juvenile literature.
Forest ecology > Juvenile literature.
Human-plant relationships > Juvenile literature.
Forest ecology.
Trees > Therapeutic use.
Forest conservation.
Human-plant relationships.


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