According to scientific evidence, trees are way more intelligent than we have ever imagined.
Some of the findings of the tree-whisperer Peter Wohlleben are the following:
Trees can feel pain, and they have emotions, such as fear. They like to stand close to each other and cuddle. Trees adore company and like to take things slow.
Peter is a German researcher who not only enjoys being surrounded by trees, but he has also devoted his life to studying them. He is also a fosterer, author and tree expert and he has created the documentary titled Intelligent Trees, along with Suzanne Simard, who is an ecologist from the University of British Columbia. You can watch the trailer below in order to get a glimpse of it.
There is in fact friendship among trees. They are able to form bonds like an old couple, where one looks after the other. Trees have feelings.
Not only that, but trees are also believed to have something which is similar to what we would call a heartbeat.
Dr. András Zlinszky at Aarhus University, Denmark, used a laser scanning technique in order to measure the precise location of branches and leaves of 22 tree and shrub species. In 2015, he published observations of substantial unexpected movement cycles. Science has also found that some trees raise and lower their branches several times in the course of one night, indicating a cycle of water and sugar transportation, like their own version of a heartbeat.
In one statement, Zlinszky explained:
We detected a previously unknown periodic movement of up to 1 centimeter (0.4 inches) in cycles of about two or six hours. The movement is probably connected to variations in water pressure within the plants, and this effectively means that the tree us pumping. Also, water transport is not just a steady-state flow, as we have assumed before.
During the night period, some trees lower their branches by up to 10 centimeters (4 inches) prior raising them again with the Sun. This is such a slow and subtle process so that until recently it has been though that just a few families do it, now it has been learned that it is more widespread.
Most distinctively, a magnolia (Magnolia Grandiflora) goes through three full cycles of adjusting its branches, in that way indicating the changing of the water pressure and therefore pumping during the night. Watch the beautiful trailer HERE.