Thirsty Trees Make Noise Steph Spencer May 2 Camping, Environmental, Sidelines © Tom Goskar Trees are quiet creatures, right? They don’t make much noise aside from pleasant fluttering of leaves and the occasional creaking or cracking of branches. Not so, according to French scientists. A recent study has determined that trees make a lot of noise when they are thirsty, but it’s too rapid for the human ear to detect. Researchers attached sensitive microphones to trees to listen to the sounds that they make. The study discovered that in times of drought trees make a kind of slurping sound, similar that extremely irritating gurgling that happens when someone is drinking with a straw and are down to the last of whatever they’ve been sipping. Chew on that during your next camping trip or woodland hiking expedition. Find out more about this on Strombo.com Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. − = Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.