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VIRTUAL - Suzanne Simard | Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest
Tue, May 18, 2021
In conversation with Joan Maloof, Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University and founder of the Old-Growth Forest Network. Her most recent book is Treepedia: A Brief Compendium of Arboreal Lore
One of the world’s leading forest ecologists, Dr. Suzanne Simard is most famous for revolutionizing our understanding of how trees communicate with each other. She and her team discovered that complex systems move water and nutrients between the trees in social networks that are in some ways much like our own. A Professor of Forest Ecology in the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Forestry, Simard has shared her research in both academic and popular forums, including three TED talks and two documentary appearances. In Finding the Mother Tree, she guides us into the intimate world of trees not only through her observations and data, but also through the story of her upbringing in the logging rainforests of British Columbia and her unique perception of these surprisingly mysterious living things.
Can't wait? Watch a TED talk by Dr. Simard
Books with signed book plates will be available through the Joseph Fox Bookshop