A forest walk with your child will never be the same: A book review of Suzanne Simard’s FINDING THE MOTHER TREE by Andrea Koehle Jones

By perceiving trees as possessing qualities we normally ascribe to intelligence and generosity, are we more willing to protect them?

“When children can relate a forest to their own friendships and family relationships, then they will better understand that forests are connected and we are connected to nature as well.”— Suzanne Simard, Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest.

Leading forest ecologist Suzanne Simard believes that there is plenty to learn about how trees help each other and the world around them. In her groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest,¹ mysteries that promise to increase our understanding of the connectivity and generosity of trees, and their role in slowing climate change.

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