According to scientific evidence, trees are way more intelligent than we have ever imagined.
This is what the so-called tree-whisperer, Peter Wohlleben found out:
Peter is a German researcher who not only enjoys being surrounded by trees but has also devoted his life to studying them.
He is also a fosterer, author, and tree expert and he has created the documentary titled Intelligent Trees, along with Suzanne Simard, who is an ecologist from the University of British Columbia. You can see her TED talk below, to find out more about how trees interact.
Not only that, but trees are also believed to have something which is similar to what we would call a heartbeat.
Dr. András Zlinszky at Aarhus University, Denmark, used a laser scanning technique in order to measure the precise location of branches and leaves of 22 tree and shrub species. In 2015, he published observations of substantial unexpected movement cycles.
Science has also found that some trees raise and lower their branches several times in the course of one night, indicating a cycle of water and sugar transportation, like their own version of a heartbeat.
In one statement, Zlinszky explained:
During the night period, some trees lower their branches by up to 10 centimeters (4 inches) prior raising them again with the Sun. This is such a slow and subtle process so that until recently it has been though that just a few families do it, now it has been learned that it is more widespread.
Most distinctively, a magnolia (Magnolia Grandiflora) goes through three full cycles of adjusting its branches, in that way indicating the changing of the water pressure and therefore pumping during the night. Watch the beautiful trailer below.
The article, Study Says Trees Have Feelings, Like to Cuddle and Look After Each Other Like an Old Couple, was originally published on Self Develop Shop and it’s republished here with kind permission.
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