How trees talk to each other | Suzanne Simard

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


When something is belowground, it is located below the surface of the ground. The ground is the surface of the Earth that you walk on.

  • The tree is belowground, which is why it is so tall.
  • The ground is belowground, which is why it's so dark.

To swat something is to hit it with your hand or a part of your body. When a fly swats against the window, it's trying to get into the house.

  • She swatted the fly away with her hand.
  • He swatted the cat away from the bird.

Huckleberries are a type of fruit that is usually found in the United States. They are small and round, and they have a flavor that is a little bit sweet, a little bit sour, and a little bit salty.

  • I ate some huckleberries for breakfast.
  • The huckleberries that I picked yesterday were delicious.

When two things are interlinked, they are connected in a way that affects each other. One example of this is the relationship between the economy and the government.

  • The interlinking of the two economies has led to a lot of problems.
  • The interlinking of the two languages has made it easier for people to communicate.

When a tree or plant is leafless, it doesn't have any leaves. This means that the plant is not getting the sunlight that it needs to grow.

  • The tree is leafless because it's in the process of dying.
  • The tree is leafless because the leaves are frozen.

Mycorrhiza is a type of fungus that lives in association with trees. The fungus helps the tree to absorb nutrients from the soil.

  • The mycorrhiza helps to break down the soil so that the tree can absorb more nutrients.
  • The mycorrhiza helps to protect the tree from diseases.

When an organism colonizes a new area, they start to live there and take over the territory. Colonizing organisms can be plants or animals.

  • The plant colonized the area by growing in abundance.
  • The animals colonized the area by breeding and creating new populations.