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Forests : A Web Resource List

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Forests – A Web Resource List


DIRT! The Movie takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility–from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation.


What is an old-growth forest?


From the State of Minnesota. A nice web site on old-growth forests.


Do Trees Communicate With Each Other? A very interesting video on how trees inter-communicate.


The Networked Beauty of Forests. A very interesting video.


Is Sustainable Forestry Really Sustainable ?


Organisms below-ground could hold the key to understanding how the worlds ecosystems function. Below-ground communities also play a major role in shaping plant biodiversity ways that plants respond to environmental change.–+ScienceDaily%29


A fascinating article on very old trees. “According to the Eastern OldList, an online database of the oldest confirmed trees in eastern North America, a white cedar growing on the Niagara escarpment lived to the ripe old age of 1,653 before dying. Another lasted to 1,567. A 1,141-year-old specimen is still alive.”


Below Our Feet, a World of Hidden LIfe.

The soil teems with billions of hidden microbes. Researchers have begun to catalog how these organisms are changing the world.


Plants Communicate Using An Internet of Fungi

How to log a forest without hurting the birds
Trees and plants communicate and interact with each other. Sophisticated, underground, fungal networks  connect the trees and plants of an ecosystem. This symbiosis enables the purposeful sharing of resources, consequently helping the whole system of trees and plants to flourish.


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