Plants can’t bench press a few pounds more every day, or scarf down a protein shake to bulk up. However, they can and do work with other organisms in their environment to get nutrients that enhance their growth.
The Ents: they’re walking, talking trees, and they are a figment of Tolkien’s imagination, right? Not quite. Tree species around the world can cooperate via their fungal friends, and they are connected to each other through a complex web of ecological interrelationships that sounds like it has leaped off of the pages of a fantasy […]