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Suzanne Simard: Finding the Mother Tree

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

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Suzanne Simard’s work has forever changed the way we understand trees: Trees perceive one another, learn and adapt their behaviours, recognize neighbours, and remember the past… with communal lives not that different from our own.

Join world-renowned forest ecologist Suzanne Simard in discussion about her illuminating new book, Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest. She will talk about the process of discovering tree communication, and the intersection with her own story of family and grief.

Suzanne Simard, PhD, is a Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of British Columbia and the author of Finding the Mother Tree. Suzanne is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence; she’s been compared to Rachel Carson, hailed as a scientist who conveys complex, technical ideas in a way that is dazzling and profound. Her discoveries have influenced filmmakers such as James Cameron, who drew from her work to create the Tree of Souls in Avatar, and her book Finding the Mother Tree is currently being adapted into a feature film produced by Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. Simard’s TED talks have been viewed by more than 10 million people worldwide.

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July 18
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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