Botanical Brilliance

Do we underestimate the power of plants and trees?

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There are an estimated three trillion trees on Earth – Getty Images

Research suggests plants might be capable of more than we suspect. Some scientists – controversially – describe plants as “intelligent”.

They argue a better understanding of their capabilities could help us solve some of the world’s thorniest problems.

Four experts talk to the BBC World Service Inquiry programme about what plants can teach us. Read more.