The world that we live on is home to a wide range of different kinds of life. Whether we are looking at humans, dogs, cats, all types of fish or even the microscopic bacteria that we cannot see, it would appear that there is a nearly infinite number of different living species for us to examine and explore.
The Secret Rhythm Of Trees
Have you ever wondered if it is possible for a tree to have a heartbeat? A tree may not have a heart, but the concept of it having its own beat and rhythm is not as far-fetched as you may think! According to a new study, trees have a special type of beat in their bodies similar to that of a heartbeat.
They used advanced monitoring techniques known as “terrestrial laser scanning” to survey the movement of twenty-two different types of trees. The investigation on trees revealed that while trees sleep at night they routinely have beats pulsate throughout their body.
These pulses are the tree distributing water throughout its body, similar to the way a heart pumps blood through the body.
The study also revealed that it turns out that trees move a lot more than people initially thought. It turns out that numerous species of trees dropped their leaves down up to ten centimeters after the sun goes down. This is because the trees are sleeping and entering their own type of circadian rhythm known as “circadian leaf movements.”
So the next time your out walking, dont just become a tree hugger, place your ear on the bark, and listen to the trees heartbeat.