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I Speak for the trees! – Show Notes
Today we talk about these amazing creatures that live longer than humans and are way more numerous than humans. Trees! Trees are amazing creatures, and they need our help. YOUR help! Here are things you can do for the trees and why it matters today more than ever. EV-ER.
Today’s links: ely.how/episode88
- Suzanne Simard – How trees talk to each other
- How to plant a tree like a pro (free guide)
- Ask Ben a Question for Free!
I speak for the Trees. Do you?
- We have changed most of the surface of our planet!
- Trees are highly beneficial for the earth AND for your yard!
- Benefits of trees in your yard
- Property value
- Anchor soil
- Habitat benefits of trees
- Bird habitat
- Insect habitat
- Animal habitat
- Climate moderation
- Harnessing sunlight energy
- You speak for the trees too!
- Each of our yards can be an oasis
- Our own nature preserve
- Beautiful landscaping
- Restored habitat
- Urban forest
- What can you do to improve wildlife habitat?
We have lost so much. What will you do to repair our damage to the environment?
- Suzanne Simard
- Tree communication
- Mycorrhizal fungi and roots
“Infinite biological pathways that connect trees and allow them to communicate and allow them to behave as if it’s a single organism”
“Forests aren’t simply collections of trees. They’re complex systems with hubs and networks that overlap and connect trees and allow them to communicate, and they provide avenues for feedback and adaptation, and this makes the forest resilient.”
One of my favorite tree is Liquidambar styraciflua, the American Sweet Gum, partly because it is fun to say! It has excellent fall color with cool star shaped leaves. The little gum balls can be a little messy but the color is worth it to me. Thanks for speaking for the trees!
American Sweet Gum is an awesome tree! Beautiful foliage and amazing fall color. Like you mention – some people dislike the gum balls – I think they really add interest in winter when the rest of the tree is bare. They’re not fun for barefoot walking, though. There are also fruitless cultivars available. Thanks for sharing!