A revolution has been taking place in the scientific understanding of trees. The latest scientific studies, confirm that trees are far more alert, social, sophisticated—and even intelligent—than we thought.

Trees share water and nutrients through the networks, and also use them to communicate. They send distress signals about drought and disease, for example, or insect attacks, and other trees alter their behavior when they receive these messages.

To communicate through the network, trees send chemical, hormonal and slow-pulsing electrical signals, which scientists are just beginning to decipher. The forest is a social network!