Exploration and studies of Mycorrhizal Fungi (the micro network that exists beneath the forest floor) have enhanced our understanding of the interconnectedness of the visible forest. This is especially true of older forests. What we see in older forests is a wonder but there exists a whole universe beneath the visible forest that is both awe inspiring and essential to the health of forests such as the 484 acre exemplary forest at Mount Sunapee State Park. The realm of “wood wide web”  is the subject of a TED talk given by Suzanne Simard Suzanne Simard is a Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of British Columbia. This aspect of Mount Sunapee’s exemplary forest has yet to be explored but is essential to obtain a clearer picture of how the forest functions.