Ever wanted to branch out and have a chat with someone more grounded? Look no further. Trees and humans may be able to communicate.

We’ve all probably fantasized about the talking trees in Lord of the Rings being an actual thing.

No, just us?

Well, German forester and author, Peter Wohlleben, may convince you that the idea isn’t as ridiculous as it sounds.

Tree’s are the gift that just keep giving. Fresh air? They’ve got it covered. In need of a hug but in a global pandemic? Why not hug your friendly neighbourhood tree. But to top it all off, now we may be able to have a fully fledged chin-wag with our unbeleafable friends.

Wohlleben says in his book, The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature, that “trees store memories, respond to attacks and transfer sugar solution, and perhaps even memories, to their offspring. All these abilities suggest that they must also have a brain.”

Professor Frantisek Baluska recognizes that plants are indeed intelligent, but that having consciousness is a completely different matter.

He is famous for saying, “No one can answer this because you cannot ask the plants.”

Wohlleben goes on to suggest that if we are to make contact with trees, “the roots would be the first place to try.”

“The root tips feel, taste, test and decide where and how far the roots will travel. If there is a stone in the way, the sensitive tips notice and choose a different route. The sensitivity to touch that tree lovers are seeking is therefore to be found not in the trunk but underground.”

He then refers to new groundbreaking science being conducted which claims to have found the heartbeat of the trees.

“What blood is to people, water is to trees. I have written a lot about how water is transported up into the crown of the tree.”

He also refers to research conducted by Dr. Andras Zlinsky who discovered that the branches on birch trees lowered by 4 inches during the night and then returned to normal at sun up.

Suggesting that it could be “a heartbeat so slow that no one had noticed it before.”

Wohlleben also suggests that trees can hear.

“I can answer without hesitation in the affirmative.

“Scientists discovered that the roots of Arabidopsis, a genus of rockcress, oriented themselves toward clicks in the frequency of 200Hz and then grew in that direction.”

Considering why they haven’t responded to us if they can hear, he says “plants ignore noises that pose no threat to them. These noises probably include human voices.”

So, there you have it. If trees have a brain, a heartbeat, and they can hear, then who’s to say they won’t one day communicate with us? Or maybe they already are…

This isn’t the first memorable occasion that people have attempted communication with seemingly inanimate objects.

This guy took the internet by storm with his desire to “communicate” with his car…

And by the looks of things he wasn’t the only one:

What will you talk to your new tree pal about?

Image Via Alamy.