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AT: Finding The Mother Tree: An Evening with Suzanne Simard

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Dr. Suzanne Simard is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence; she’s been compared to Rachel Carson, 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.

Brendan Ko

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.

The Western New York Land Conservancy is thrilled to host Dr. Simard for a live-streamed virtual event. Finding the Mother Tree: An Evening with Suzanne Simard will include a presentation on her pioneering work and a conversation.

If you would like to purchase a copy of Finding the Mother Tree in advance of the event, we encourage you to shop at the official independent bookstore of this event, Talking Leaves Books in Buffalo. If you are a member of Talking Leaves Books, your membership discount applies to your purchase. Talking Leaves Books will ship all orders throughout the United States and Canada.

This event is free; however, any additional donations will go towards protecting the Allegany Wildlands


June 16
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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