My friend recently sent me this article where a lot of interesting things about trees communication are discussed – how trees communicate with other trees, bond into relationships, and pass nutrients to their siblings and other trees.
Peter Wohlleben, a ranger in Germany, talks about trees in human terms – for example, instead of using words such as “communication”, he says that trees “talk”. This might be quiet an unusual terminology for some to use in association with tress as trees do not actually talk in human terms, however, Peter emphasises the need to use human vocabulary when talking about trees as it makes it more personal:
“I use a very human language. Scientific language removes all the emotion, and people don’t understand it anymore. When I say, ‘Trees suckle their children,’ everyone knows immediately what I mean.”
You can read more about Peter’s understanding and findings about trees here.
If you would like to learn more how trees communicate with each other, as well as feel part of the forest environment, we invite you to try our Nature Therapy Walks.