Finding the Mother Tree: Uncovering the Wisdom and Intelligence of the Forest

Simard, Suzanne


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The world-leading scientist of plant communication and intelligence reveals how she discovered the secrets of the forest

Raised in the hardy forest communities of British Columbia, scientist Suzanne Simard overturned conventional beliefs in proving that trees and plants are connected underground by an immense web of fungal mycelia, at the centre of which lie the Mother Trees – the mysterious, powerful entities that sustain the forest.

Finding the Mother Tree is the story of a lifetime spent uncovering startling truths about trees – their perceptions, behaviours, healing capacities, language, memory and wisdom. Simard’s landmark work has been immensely influential, revealing the complex cycle of forest life – on which we rely for our existence – and offering profound lessons about resilience and kinship.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 03/03/2022

Staff review

Finding the Mother Tree
by Suzanne Simard
Review by Jo

What I loved about this book is the beautiful balance between Simard’s research and the story of her developing passion for the forest. This is science meets memoir, but the narrative is never weighed down by the information. I was spellbound. I loved Richard Powers’ Overstory, and Suzanne Simard was the inspiration for one of the main characters. My favourite one, in fact! Simard’s research is behind everything we know and are still discovering about how trees perceive, respond, connect, and converse. She is an incredible mind, and this is an extraordinary book.

ISBN: 9780141990286 Category: Tag