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The mysterious forest rings of northern Ontario

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posted on May, 28 2008 @ 08:17 PM
I guess it could be attributed to impact scenarios of meteor's hitting this part of the planet do seem frequent, heres a diagram from the impact commitee reports with geological locations:

I really couldn't find anyhting , so far, on what such a scar mark would be caused by, but I will keep trying to compare other events from other places around the globe.

posted on May, 29 2008 @ 11:18 AM
Hello, thaht looks like "Witch mushroom" in Europe. This mushroom built regular circles in grass and growth fructification during winter months.

posted on May, 29 2008 @ 06:39 PM
I have not heard anyone respond to strange electromagnetic anomalies. Those were not gone into in any detail in story. I will attempt to investigate that aspect further.

posted on May, 31 2008 @ 12:20 PM
Well, after about three days of investigating, with the proper description not easily found, I think there might be an explainable reason for the electromagnetic implication of these circles.
Though there are many articles on this topic, there is very few that give explanation to why the effects of this taking place causes this inevitable outcome of particular plants and geological variances.

Plants generate different types of extracellular electrical events in response to environmental stress. In higher plants, action potentials may be the information carriers in inter-cellular and intracellular communication in response to environmental changes. A potential pathway for the transmission of this electrical signal might be the phloem sieve-tube system, since it represents a continuum of plasma membranes. A phloem is an electrical conductor of bio-electrochemical impulses over long distances. Phloem consists of two types of conducting cells: the characteristic type known as sieve-tube elements and another type called companion cells. Sieve-tube elements are elongated cells that have end walls perforated by numerous minute pores through which dissolved materials can pass. Such sieve-tube elements are connected in vertical series, known as sieve tubes. Although their nuclei disintegrate before the element begins the conductive function, sieve-tube elements are alive at maturity. Companion cells, which are smaller, have nuclei at maturity and are alive. They are adjacent to the sieve-tube elements, and are believed to control the process of conduction in the sieve tubes. This sieve-tube apparatus, representing a continuum of plasma membranes, is a potential pathway for electrical pulses to travel.
Electrical potentials have been measured at the tissue and whole plant level. At the cellular level, electrical potentials exist across membranes, and thus between cellular and specific compartments. Electrolytic species such as potassium, calcium, hydrogen, and chloride ions are actively involved in the establishment and modulation of electrical potentials.


The website that I have posted is a rather long read, but it does give quite an accurate description of the processes of what actually occurs, provided the environment permits.
Also, I am not sure if this could be the only acceptance to the rule, but it was quite satisfactory to me for the ending result.

posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 04:09 PM
That makes perfect sense to me Alfred. Like two heart cells placed in proximity of each other they begin to beat in unison. Our cellular tree brothers are reacting to stresses. Good read!

posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 05:05 PM
Wait...didn't a bunch of Democrats threaten to emigrate to Canada after the 2004 election?

Maybe it's just the tracks they made from running around trying to stay warm.

posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 05:10 PM
it is no mystery if you understand how underground petrol reserves work.
they are simply gas bubbles that make their way to the surface.
imagine grover cutting the cheese whilst sitting in a hot tub filled with dense mud...eventually those bubbles will break the surface right?

ugh...not a pretty mental picture. sorry.

posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 05:21 PM
reply to post by grover

Fungi, would be a probable answer given the shape. The largest single "organism" in the world is fungi (honey mushroom) someplace out west in America. I forget the dimensions, but it is huge and just an ever expanding ring of outward growth.

A giant fungus of the species Armillaria ostoyae in the Malheur National Forest in Oregon was found to span 8.9 km² (2,200 acres)[4], which would make it the largest organism by area.
This organism is estimated to be 2,400 years old

posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 05:25 PM
Stupid magnets in my soles. I swore I'd dig those out before I crossed the peace bridge.

posted on Nov, 12 2008 @ 07:52 AM
I have studied 'fairy rings' closely. They can be caused by a number of species. Mostly on grass it is Marasmius oreades. Amanita muscaria can make 'fairy rings' in forests, usually under pines. Though I personally have not seen them do this. Even the edible St. George mushroom, or Calocybe gambosa, can make fairy rings.

But perhaps the weirdest of all would be the Armillaria species. These toadstools are actually pathogens and they do actually weaken trees. They can create vast circular infestations with tonnes of mycelium. One in Michigan may be the single largest mass of a cloned-individual-organism on the planet. Certainly heavier than a whale or redwood. But I suspect that larger ones occur in Canada or Siberia. Patches of weak trees are very well documented. I see no reason to doubt that sometimes these infected spots could be fairly circular in outline.

By the way, the living mycelium of Armillaria can glow inthe dark - fox fires.

PS I am an arborist specialising in mycological diseases.

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