The Nature of Things What Trees Talk About

The Nature of Things What Trees Talk About

This stunning documentary explores the secret life of trees, and how the world’s last great forest has the power to shape not only the lives of the plants and animals that live within it but our lives and life across the entire globe. Using a "science in action" approach, the film takes a fascinating journey into the heart of the boreal, revealing the hidden social connections that allow trees to thrive in harsh conditions, from sharing food and water through their roots to starving out the squirrels that stand in the way of reproduction — even banding together to change the weather. Each of the featured scientists brings an infectious enthusiasm to their study of the northern forest, but also an undercurrent of concern: will this force of nature, which has been integral to the health of our planet for over 10,000 years, still be self-sufficient in the onslaught of climate change?

  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
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Taiga ecology [LCSH] Trees -- Ecology [LCSH] Forest ecology [LCSH] Science [LCSH] Environmental sciences [LCSH] Biology [LCSH] Forests and forestry [LCSH]
David T. Suzuki (Host), Ryszard Hunka (Director), Erna Buffie (Writer), Merit Jensen-Carr (Producer), Sandra Moore (Producer)
Closed captioning
MARC Record
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