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Pando (tree) - Wikipedia
Pando […] is a clonal colony of an individual male quaking aspen determined to be a single living organism by identical genetic markers and assumed to have one massive underground root system. […] The root system of Pando, at an estimated 80,000 years old, is among the oldest known living organisms.
trees  biology  nature  mega-organisms  forests  eye-opening-thing 
october 2018 by jbrennan
German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too - The New York Times
“Mr. Wohlleben has delighted readers and talk-show audiences alike with the news — long known to biologists — that trees in the forest are social beings. They can count, learn and remember; nurse sick neighbors; warn each other of danger by sending electrical signals across a fungal network known as the “Wood Wide Web”; and, for reasons unknown, keep the ancient stumps of long-felled companions alive for centuries by feeding them a sugar solution through their roots.”
trees  book  nature 
february 2016 by jbrennan

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