[Trending] Trees Can Make Friends And Look After Each Other, Study Finds
Trees provide mankind with an infinite source of useful stuff. They produce oxygen, they give us wood (stop it), they provide us with shade,...
Trees provide mankind with an infinite source of useful stuff. They produce oxygen, they give us wood (stop it), they provide us with shade, and they give us something nice to look at when gazing out of the window. But trees aren’t just there to please us humans. No. According to a new documentary, trees, like us, have feelings.
The documentary, called ‘Intelligent Trees’, is the work of German forester, author, and tree whisperer Peter Wohlleben, and Suzanne Simard, an ecologist from the University of British Columbia. According to their research, trees can feel emotions, communicate and make friends with other trees, and even cuddle one another.
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“There is in fact friendship among trees,” says Wohlleben. “They can form bonds like an old couple, where one looks after the other. Trees have feelings.”
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“They can feel pain, but also have emotions, such as fear. Trees like to stand close together and cuddle. they love company and like to take things slow.” (h/t: treehugger)
See for yourself in the trailer below: