Spreading the Word: The Speaking Trees

In this week’s “Spreading the Word”, I share with you an article about the secret lives of trees. Some of you may already know this but I think it is so amazing that it’s worth reminding ourselves – trees communicate to each other, they have their own webs of information flow. There is a series of articles on trees available on JSTOR Daily, all are worth reading. I have picked one because it fits to the storytelling theme of this post. Trees also tell their stories, perhaps not to us, but there are plenty of other listeners.

“So even if a tree falls in a forest and no human is around, it still makes a sound. The fungi are listening—they always have, and always will.”

From the article (link below)


Link to the interview: https://daily.jstor.org/secret-lives-trees/

Photo by veeterzy on Unsplash

Keeping up the new “Spreading the Word” tradition, every Thursday I hope to share with you an article I’ve read or a video I’ve seen and considered it to be inspiring or enlightening. Especially now, during our uncertain times and social distancing, I feel it is important to take good care not just of our physical but also of our mental well-being. Humans have always turned to storytelling when everything else fails. My Thursdays’ “Spreading the Word” articles are an online version of sharing worthwhile stories.

keep exploring and storytelling!

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