The Forest Elves Always Knew This

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From treehugger.com >>
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Here is a snippet of the full article (which has many more pictures of the lace like root designs) --

Our perception of plants probably paints them as passive, slow-growing green things that aren't particularly intelligent -- at least, not like us humans. But recent research is showing how arrogantly anthrocentric that view may be, revealing that plants do indeed sense, learn, remember and react much like how a human might.

Scientists aren't the only ones having fun with this new research into what is now informally being called plant neurobiology (though this is a bit of a misnomer, as plants do not have neurons per se). In a series of grown artworks called Interwoven, Amsterdam-based German artist Diana Scherer explores how the sensitive roots of plants -- sometimes likened to the 'brains' of a plant -- can be molded and shaped into intricate, man-made forms.

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Johannes (Yoshio) replied the topic: The Forest Elves Always Knew This

Very interesting and beautiful read. As I do have a background in architecture and building side management, I came across a similar topic already in the past when one of my teachers told us that trees have the ability to make use of what is down in the ground and let their roots grow accordingly so to help them stand upright and withstand the forces of nature.

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Baru replied the topic: The Forest Elves Always Knew This

Wonderful insight.

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Jax replied the topic: The Forest Elves Always Knew This

Even beyond that, there's a good ted talk about how trees communicate with other trees and plants.
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