«As the mycelia grow, they constantly encounter tree roots. If the species combination is the right one, chemical signals spark and a remarkable biological event unfolds. Fungus and tree com together to form mycorrhizae, a symmbiotic partnership that allows both to benefit. The tree provides the fungus with sugars created from sunlight. The mycelia in turn enhance the tree’s ability to absorb nutrients and water from the soil. They also produce growth-regulating chemicals that promote the production of new roots and enhance the immune system.»

Quote: Wade Dabis, Rainforest

Book «The Lost Language of Plants», Stephen Harrod Buhner, Chapter: «Plants are all chemists.»

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