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Dr. Suzanne Simard

University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Suzanne Simard is a Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of British Columbia and the author of Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest.

Dr. Simard is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence, and conveys complex, scientific research in a way that is moving, meaningful and profound. Understanding trees as interdependent, relational, and even caring, Dr. Simard puts forward a view that is both visionary as well as ancient.

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Book Excerpt from “Finding the Mother Tree”

Read an excerpt from Dr. Suzanne Simard’s groundbreaking bestseller, Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest.

How trees talk to each other

“A forest is much more than what you see,” says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes.

“Finding the Mother Tree” — an Interview with Suzanne Simard

In this in-depth interview Dr. Suzanne Simard—the renowned scientist who discovered the “wood-wide web”—speaks about mother trees, kin recognition, and how to heal our separation from the living world.