Author Archive for: Emily

Meet perhaps the oldest living thing in Virginia Beach by Mary Reid Barrow

Many of you may already have seen my photo, above, of the beautiful 500-year-old cherrybark oak  in Blackwater, one of the special trees in  Lynnhaven River NOW’s Notable Tree Program. I took the photo yesterday on a Notable Tree Tour that was part of the Virginia Beach Winter Wildlife Festival. Tour participants look like little ants under the giant tree!

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Trees chat with one another through the Wood Wide Web of mushroom mycelium by Mary Reid Barrow

Trees talking to one another? It’s hard to believe and it’s hard to understand. But science is now telling us that trees actually communicate with each other across the landscape. Trees telegraph their needs and help their neighbors through an underground network dubbed “The Wood Wide Web.” As we use our Internet communication system, the World Wide Web, the

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