because it seems that they do indeed listen, at least to each other. This article is a fascinating profile of a German forest ranger who is convinced that trees form and maintain social networks, just like people. Think about that the next time you plant or remove a tree! This is just a piece of the emerging science of plant communication: Google that term and you’ll find a lot of really interesting recent information.
What a gorgeous tree! Photo of Peter Wohlleben by Gordon Weller for the New York Times.