Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest

World leaders at the COP 26 climate summit have pledged to end and reverse deforestation by 2030 in recognition of the crucial role forests play in absorbing carbon dioxide and slowing the warming of the planet. Suzanne Simard, Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of British Columbia, has changed our understanding of forests and trees. Her research shows how trees are part of a large, interconnected community. They communicate and help each other. They warn each other about danger and share nutrients in critical times. In her latest book, "Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest," Suzanne Simard explores the communal nature of trees and their shared network of interdependency. Dr. Simard calls for bold reforms that recognize the link between our forests and the climate change and biodiversity crises facing the entire world.

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