Deakin’s ‘Wildwood’ pt. VIII

I wondered again how it is that trees are able to feel their way towards water, even when their roots have to travel some distance to reach it. By what process do they sense its nearness? Those little hairs on roots, which do all the work of absorbing water, may just be antennae of a kind.

– from the late Roger Deakin’s ‘Wildwood – A Journey through Trees’ (p.335).

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