Forest Connections: How Trees—and We—Are Bonded
Fri, Dec 3, 2021
LIVE at 3:00 PM ET / 2:00 PM CT / 1:00 PM MT / 12:00 PM PT
Expedition Leader Eddy Savage is from coastal British Columbia, where some of Earth’s tallest trees pierce the clouds in the most pristine temperate rain forests on the planet. He’s spent the better part of his life in the woods—and he loves sharing wild forests with Nat Hab guests. So it only makes sense that Eddy would offer this intriguing presentation on how trees are connected—and how we, as humans, benefit from connecting with forests. You may never have heard of a little-known phenomenon called a mycorrhizal network. But scientists have found evidence that trees communicate with each other via a vast underground network of fungal connections with plant roots—and Eddy reveals how it works. So, how do trees “talk” to each other? What does the forest know? Why do we feel good when we spend time around trees? What is “forest bathing,” and how can a daily walk in nature improve your health? Learn the answers to these questions and more as we explore the latest research on interconnectivity within forests.