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"From the Ted Talk by Suzanne Simard: How trees talk to each other"

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The biggest, darkest nodes are the busiest nodes. We call those hub teers, or more fondly, mother trees, because it turns out that those hub trees nurture their young, the ones growing in the understory. And if you can see those yloelw dots, those are the ynoug seedlings that have established within the network of the old mother trees. In a single fserot, a mother tree can be connected to hundreds of other trees. And using our iosopte tracers, we have found that mother trees will send their excess croabn through the mycorrhizal network to the understory selnegids, and we've associated this with increased seedling survival by four times.

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The biggest, darkest nodes are the busiest nodes. We call those hub _____, or more fondly, mother trees, because it turns out that those hub trees nurture their young, the ones growing in the understory. And if you can see those ______ dots, those are the _____ seedlings that have established within the network of the old mother trees. In a single ______, a mother tree can be connected to hundreds of other trees. And using our _______ tracers, we have found that mother trees will send their excess ______ through the mycorrhizal network to the understory _________, and we've associated this with increased seedling survival by four times.

Solution

  1. isotope
  2. forest
  3. young
  4. seedlings
  5. yellow
  6. trees
  7. carbon

Original Text

The biggest, darkest nodes are the busiest nodes. We call those hub trees, or more fondly, mother trees, because it turns out that those hub trees nurture their young, the ones growing in the understory. And if you can see those yellow dots, those are the young seedlings that have established within the network of the old mother trees. In a single forest, a mother tree can be connected to hundreds of other trees. And using our isotope tracers, we have found that mother trees will send their excess carbon through the mycorrhizal network to the understory seedlings, and we've associated this with increased seedling survival by four times.

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douglas fir 6
hub trees 6
geiger counter 4
carbon dioxide 4
mama grizzly 4
mycorrhizal networks 4
poor dog 3
paper birch 3
dioxide gas 3
isotope carbon 3
complex systems 3

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carbon dioxide gas 3

Important Words

  1. biggest
  2. busiest
  3. call
  4. carbon
  5. connected
  6. darkest
  7. dots
  8. established
  9. excess
  10. fondly
  11. forest
  12. growing
  13. hub
  14. hundreds
  15. increased
  16. isotope
  17. mother
  18. mycorrhizal
  19. network
  20. nodes
  21. nurture
  22. seedling
  23. seedlings
  24. send
  25. single
  26. survival
  27. times
  28. tracers
  29. tree
  30. trees
  31. turns
  32. understory
  33. yellow
  34. young