Book Discussion: Finding the Mother Tree by Dr. Suzanne Simard of UBC

About Finding the Mother Tree by Dr. Suzanne Simard:

A world-leading expert shares her amazing story of discovering the communication that exists between trees, and shares her own story of family and grief.

Dr. Suzanne Simard was born and raised in the rainforests of British Columbia and has forged a lifelong relationship of love and respect with the trees. This relationship was the driving force behind her decision to dedicate her life to better understanding the forest and the network that connects the plant life within.

With humour, emotion, and the narrative drive of a lifelong storyteller, Dr. Simard takes readers on an intimate journey of groundbreaking scientific discovery. Linking her research to her personal experiences, she recounts her life's work uncovering the "Wood Wide Web," the underground mycelium network that connects all the trees and plants within a forest. It is a network that allows them to share not only nutrients, but information, all of which originates from the hubs called Mother Trees.

About this book discussion:

This book discussion is part of North Shore Reads, a collaboration between North Vancouver District Public Library, North Vancouver City Library, and West Vancouver Memorial Library. Together our libraries will be hosting Dr. Simard for an author talk on the evening of Wedneday, October 20th! We hope you will join us both for a book discussion, and for this special event!

We have limited numbers of hard copies and digital copies available; please email info@nvdpl.ca for information on how you can get a copy. If you are looking to purchase a copy, try 32 Books in Edgemont Village.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. Zoom link will be sent to those registered in advance of the meeting date.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event.



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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm


  • Adults