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

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He and I had this curiosity about fteorss, and my first big "aha" mmenot was at the outhouse by our lake. Our poor dog Jigs had slipped and fallen into the pit. So grandpa ran up with his shovel to rescue the poor dog. He was down there, swimming in the muck. But as grandpa dug through that forest floor, I became facatsined with the roots, and under that, what I learned later was the white mliyceum and under that the red and yellow mineral horizons. Eventually, grandpa and I rescued the poor dog, but it was at that moment that I realized that that paettle of rtoos and soil was really the foundation of the fesrot.

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He and I had this curiosity about _______, and my first big "aha" ______ was at the outhouse by our lake. Our poor dog Jigs had slipped and fallen into the pit. So grandpa ran up with his shovel to rescue the poor dog. He was down there, swimming in the muck. But as grandpa dug through that forest floor, I became __________ with the roots, and under that, what I learned later was the white ________ and under that the red and yellow mineral horizons. Eventually, grandpa and I rescued the poor dog, but it was at that moment that I realized that that _______ of _____ and soil was really the foundation of the ______.

Solution

  1. roots
  2. palette
  3. fascinated
  4. forests
  5. moment
  6. mycelium
  7. forest

Original Text

He and I had this curiosity about forests, and my first big "aha" moment was at the outhouse by our lake. Our poor dog Jigs had slipped and fallen into the pit. So grandpa ran up with his shovel to rescue the poor dog. He was down there, swimming in the muck. But as grandpa dug through that forest floor, I became fascinated with the roots, and under that, what I learned later was the white mycelium and under that the red and yellow mineral horizons. Eventually, grandpa and I rescued the poor dog, but it was at that moment that I realized that that palette of roots and soil was really the foundation of the forest.

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collocation frequency
mother trees 8
hub trees 6
douglas fir 6
mycorrhizal networks 4
geiger counter 4
mama grizzly 4
carbon dioxide 4
paper birch 3
isotope carbon 3
dioxide gas 3
complex systems 3
poor dog 3

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
carbon dioxide gas 3

Important Words

  1. big
  2. curiosity
  3. dog
  4. dug
  5. eventually
  6. fallen
  7. fascinated
  8. floor
  9. forest
  10. forests
  11. foundation
  12. grandpa
  13. horizons
  14. jigs
  15. lake
  16. learned
  17. mineral
  18. moment
  19. muck
  20. mycelium
  21. outhouse
  22. palette
  23. pit
  24. poor
  25. ran
  26. realized
  27. red
  28. rescue
  29. rescued
  30. roots
  31. shovel
  32. slipped
  33. soil
  34. swimming
  35. white
  36. yellow