Families of cedars communicating and supporting each other.

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Last night I posted an image of two cedars; an elder and a child as I termed them. In response, I heard from Pat Teti who sent me a link to a forestry professor who has studied this very thing.  There are families and there are even  “mother trees”. Above is a photograph I made a few weeks ago of a family of cedars in the Ancient Forest, east of Prince George. I didn’t know about the research then, but I made this image because I just felt there had to be a family connection here. According to Prof. Suzanne Simard of the UBC Faculty of Forestry, Mother Trees support other trees through an underground web of fungi. Check out her work here.