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Finding the Mother Tree

Finding the Mother Tree

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22 AUG 2022

W. Christine Choi

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Still so much we can learn from trees, by Suzanne Simard.

From the world’s leading forest ecologist who forever changed how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the forest–a moving, deeply personal journey of discovery. Simard brings us into her world, the intimate world of the trees, in which she brilliantly illuminates the fascinating and vital truths – that trees are not simply the source of timber or pulp, but are a complex, interdependent circle of life; that forests are social, cooperative creatures connected through underground networks by which trees communicate their vitality and vulnerabilities with communal lives not that different from our own. She writes about how trees, living side by side for hundreds of years, have evolved, how they perceive one another, learn and adapt their behaviors, recognize neighbors, and remember the past; how they have agency about the future; elicit warnings and mount defenses, compete and cooperate with one another with sophistication - akin to human intelligence and social societies. And at the center of it all, the Mother Trees: the mysterious, powerful forces that connect and sustain the others that surround them.

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