Book Club

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 | 7:00 pm

7:00 pm - 08:15 PM

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Book Chosen: Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard (Awarded Best Book of 2021)


NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the world's leading forest ecologist who forever changed how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the forest—a moving, deeply personal journey of discovery.

Simard writes--in inspiring, illuminating, and accessible ways—how trees, living side by side for hundreds of years, have evolved, how they learn and adapt their behaviors, recognize neighbors, compete and cooperate with one another with sophistication, characteristics ascribed to human intelligence, traits that are the essence of civil societies--and at the center of it all, the Mother Trees: the mysterious, powerful forces that connect and sustain the others that surround them.

And Simard writes of her own life, born and raised into a logging world in the rainforests of British Columbia, of her days as a child spent cataloging the trees from the forest and how she came to love and respect them. And as she writes of her scientific quest, she writes of her own journey, making us understand how deeply human scientific inquiry exists beyond data and technology, that it is about understanding who we are and our place in the world.

We hope you will join us in reading and discussing  Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the wisdom of the Forest! If you have questions, please contact the Friends of the Pine Bush Community at  



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