Finding the Mother Tree: An Evening with Susan Simard, presented by The Western New York Land Conservancy

Dr. Suzanne Simard is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence; she’s been compared to Rachel Carson, hailed as a scientist who conveys complex, technical ideas in a way that is dazzling and profound. Her work has influenced filmmakers (the Tree of Souls of James Cameron’s Avatar) and her TED talks have been viewed by more than 10 million people worldwide.

In her first book, Finding the Mother Tree, 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 complicated, 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.

The Western New York Land Conservancy is thrilled to host Dr. Simard for a livestreamed virtual event. Finding the Mother Tree: An Evening with Suzanne Simard will include a presentation on her pioneering work and a conversation.

Register for this online event here:

This event is free; however, any additional donations will go towards protecting the Allegany Wildlands

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
951 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525656098
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - May 4th, 2021