29 May 2021

Suzanne Simard: the Wisdom and Intelligence of the Forest

From Saturday Morning, 11:06 am on 29 May 2021

Suzanne started her career in the forestry industry at a young age, just when clear cutting for profit was getting popular in Canada. But her attention was quickly turned to what was going wrong in the forest to cause death and a proliferation of disease among Douglas firs.

Now a world-leading forest ecologist and professor at the University of British Columbia, Dr Simard says her life, her relationships - and even her health - has been deeply intertwined with her research over the years.

Her debut book Finding The Mother Tree explores the intimate world of the trees and how they are bound together, and what we can learn from that.

Suzanne Simard

Suzanne Simard Photo: Supplied / Diana Markosian