Trees Have Their Own Sound

What grabbed my attention was the title: Meet the biologist who says trees have their own songs! But when I listened to the interview, well, I felt a little duped. What David George Haskell, a biology professor at The Sewanee University in Tennessee, is really saying is that trees can be distinguished from one another by their sounds in the environment. Wind, rain, wildlife, are all factors that interact with the different sizes and shapes of leaves and branches make up what Haskell calls the “distinct voices” of trees.

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Photo by Jon Ash via Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic

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