When Diane read about forest ecologist Suzanne Simard and her research, she was fascinated and wanted to talk with her. Diane had that opportunity last month, as part of her monthly virtual book club.

Suzanne Simard’s new memoir is “Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest.” It’s the story of how she came to suspect – and then prove – that the health of forests is dependent on a network of underground tree communication.

It’s also a book about working in a man’s world, motherhood, finding her voice and presenting a new way for all of us to understand the complexity of nature and our role in it. This interview was recorded on May 26th on Zoom in front of a live audience.


  • Suzanne Simard Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of British Columbia and the author of the book, Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest."


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