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The Fungi Book Club: Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard

13 Jun 2023

Discussion of 'Finding the Mother Tree' from the world’s leading forest ecologist

Suzanne Simard, a leading forest ecologist who is best known for the research she conducted on the underground networks of forests where fungi and roots facilitate communication and interaction between trees and plants of an ecosystem.

In her first book, 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 complex, 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.

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