Symbiotic relationships and the importance of roots | Oak Tree: Nature’s Greatest Survivor

George McGavin investigates the dramatic life of the oak tree, which wouldn't survive without its symbiotic relationship with a huge network of mycorrhizal fungi underground. The fungi transports nutrients from inaccessible places into the roots of the tree.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 5'36''
  • Broadcast year: 2015
Curriculum Connection
  • Biology | Organisation | Plant tissues, organs and systems | Plant nutrients, minerals and water

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Programme: Oak Tree: Nature's Greatest Survivor