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Finding the Mother Tree: A Conversation with Suzanne Simard
May 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sierra Club: When you walk through an old-growth forest, have you ever wondered what is going on beneath your feet? Turns out below the forest floor is an underground world of fungal networks that allow trees to communicate and act as a single being.
Join us for a webinar with TED Speaker and UBC Professor Suzanne Simard to celebrate the launch of her new book, Finding the Mother Tree, a moving account of her scientific quest to discover the Mother Trees – the Elders of the forest that use fungal communication to nurture their young seedlings.
Dr. Simard has earned a reputation for pioneering research on tree connectivity and communication. Her research brilliantly illuminates that forests are social, cooperative creatures with communal lives not that different from our own.
Following a reading from the book, SCBC will facilitate a discussion and Q&A with Dr. Simard. We will also hear from Kwakwaka’wakw artist Rande Cook and SCBC campaigners, who will update attendees on the current old-growth movement in B.C.
Register here to join us for this fascinating conversation about the wisdom of the forest on Wednesday, May 19 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.!
We hope this event will inspire everyone to consider a more respectful interdependency between forests and humans.
Don’t worry if you can’t make it, we’ll be sending out a recording to everyone who registers.
We can’t wait to connect with you!
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