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“Smarty Plants; how plants communicate”

Presented by Faith Applequist

Did you know plants can see you?  Not only that, but plants can also hear, smell, taste, communicate, count, remember and manipulate animals.  Contrary to the long-held idea that plants are just “vegetating”, recent research has made it clear that plants, despite not having brains or central nervous systems, perceive their surrounding with ever greater sensitivity than animals.  They efficiently explore and react promptly to potentially damaging external events without any enteral command centers and can remember prior catastrophic events and actively adapt to new ones.

Faith Applequist is owner of Tree Quality in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Faith is a Board-Certified Master Arborist and Registered Consulting Arborist.  She specializes in tree evaluation and management, problem diagnosis, risk assessment and landscape design.  She earned her B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Landscape Design degree from Dakota County Technical College.