VIRTUAL Suzanne Simard on the Social Life of Forests

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library

Event Details

Join us for an illuminating evening with forest ecologist Suzanne Simard on the day of the paperback release of her book, Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest.

In her book, Dr. Simard reveals forests as not simply the source of timber or pulp, but as complex, interdependent circles of life. Her work has shown us that forests are social entities that communicate their vitality and vulnerabilities through underground networks. Trees perceive one another, learn and adapt their behaviors, recognize neighbors, and remember the past. They elicit warnings and mount defenses. They compete and cooperate. At the center are the mother trees that connect and sustain the community.

Dr. Simard is a professor of forest ecology at the University of British Columbia. She is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence. Her work has influenced filmmakers (the Tree of Souls in James Cameron’s Avatar) and her TED talks have been viewed by more than 10 million people worldwide. 

The event will be moderated by Matt Evans, the managing ecologist for woodlands at the Chicago Botanic Garden. 

REGISTER HERE for this Zoom presentation. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Friends of the Green Bay Trail, the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force, and the Book Stall.

If you'd like to purchase a copy of Finding the Mother Tree, use the following links for paperback (scheduled to be released on the day of the event), or hardcover (available now).

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Event Type(s): Author Event
Age Group(s): Adult