We are experiencing an unprecedented deforestation.

Trees and forests narrate the passage of time, when we destroy them, we annihilate a large part of the Earth´s memory.
Without them, the Earth would be uninhabitable; at the rate they are disappearing, it is possible that an irreparable change will occur in the world.

Trees are fundamental components of the environment, they provide shade and food for humans, plants, and thousands of microorganisms; they provide more than 80% of the living carbon of the planet. The reality is that the animal world moves through a complex plant system.
In conjunction with humans, they are the agents that have the most influence in the environment, more than any other animal.

Recent research led by Suzanne Simard (PhD in Forest Ecology, University of British Columbia), shows that trees, without being autonomous organisms, do not move nor speak, they communicate with each other through a complex system of roots and mycorrhizal fungi. These create a tapestry of connections that go beyond the network formed by their roots where the fungi pass information and resources to the tree and vice versa.
There are a hundred kinds of fungi that, in turn, can connect with other groups of trees.
A taller tree can pass sugars to another that may reside in the shade without as much photosynthetic capacity or receive information about droughts or other threats, and, therefore, produce more enzymes.
Forest health and ecosystems depend on this web of communications.

What affects some, will affect the others.

Perhaps this relationship between the trees and the environment will make us reflect on our own connections with the environment and the possibility of a more productive environmental future.

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