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Book Club - Finding the Mother Tree

  • 03/02/2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • via Zoom



Please join us for our non-fiction book club discussion on Wednesday, March 2 at 7pm. Finding the Mother Tree tells the story of a female lumberjack who becomes the World's Leading Forest Ecologist. The self taught author, Suzanne Simard, unraveled the mysteries taking place under the soil and led experiments of Roundup to show the horrific impact of this chemical on soil, plants, people and the environment.

"Now in her first book, 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 complicated, 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. Simard writes – in inspiring, illuminating, and accessible ways – 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, characteristics ascribed to human intelligence, traits that are the essence of civil 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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