Christen Jo Stone

‘The Wood Wide Web’

Below ground mycorrhizal fungal networks in the forest originating at ancient mother trees, allow plants to distribute resources, and send warnings of attack with both benefitting from their mutual association.

"The environment inspires me. The colours, the light, the smell and textures, and the fresh flow of air activates the brain and facilitates creativity. The environment has always been grounding for me. Time amongst the trees, my favourite mountains,and the beautiful Yarra Valley tells me I am ‘home’. The forests we have are precious and must be retained".


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Clear felling, fungicides, tilling, and upsetting natural subsoil layers destroys this social network of plants, illustrated here with the human nervous systems on the felled mother tree.