Behind the Cover: Tree Communication


Gail Bichler, creative director: “This week’s cover story is about how trees communicate and share resources through intricate underground networks. This photograph of Western hemlocks and Western red cedars in British Columbia captured the tranquillity and majesty of the old-growth forests that depend on these relationships. The type plays off the verticality of the trees themselves.”

Read the cover story: “The Social Life of Forests”

Cover photograph by Brendan George Ko for The New York Times.