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Finding the Mother Tree: An Evening with Susan Simard Categories: Other Local Events Timelines: 1a: Upcoming Events

Where: Virtual Event
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM EST
Host: WNY Land Conservancy
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The Western New York Land Conservancy hosts Dr. Simard for a live-streamed virtual event on Wednesday, June 16 from 7:00-8:30. Finding the Mother Tree: An Evening with Suzanne Simard will include a presentation on her pioneering work and a conversation with Land Conservancy Executive Director Nancy Smith.

Dr. Suzanne Simard is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence; she’s been compared to Rachel Carson and hailed as a scientist who conveys complex, technical ideas in a way that is dazzling and profound. Her work has influenced filmmakers (the Tree of Souls of James Cameron’s Avatar) and her TED talks have been viewed by more than 10 million people worldwide.

In her first book, Finding the Mother Tree, 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.