Book Excerpt from <em>Finding the Mother Tree</em>
Book Excerpt from Finding the Mother Tree
In the book’s introduction, “Connections,” Suzanne Simard relates how her “perception of the woods has been turned upside down.”
Book Excerpt from Finding the Mother Tree
Book Excerpt from Finding the Mother Tree

In the book’s introduction, “Connections,” Suzanne Simard relates how her “perception of the woods has been turned upside down.”

In the book’s introduction, “Connections,” Suzanne Simard relates how her “perception of the woods has been turned upside down.”

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Opinion: Western Canada Must Stop Clearcutting Its &ldquo;Mother&rdquo; Trees
Opinion: Western Canada Must Stop Clearcutting Its “Mother” Trees
Suzanne Simard, Teresa Ryan | May 1, 2021
Feeding the world’s insatiable appetite for wood products is sacrificing the future of a crucial ecosystem.
Forest Fungi Ride Out Wildfires by Hiding Inside Plants
Forest Fungi Ride Out Wildfires by Hiding Inside Plants
Annie Greene | Apr 1, 2020
Researchers uncover the “body-snatching” tactics of fungi that flourish immediately after wildfires.
Interactive Infographic: How Salt Transforms Coastal Forests
Interactive Infographic: How Salt Transforms Coastal Forests
Ashley Yeager | Mar 1, 2020
Rising sea levels are pushing salty tides and storm surges farther inland, leading to the forest death and a shift from forested habitats to marsh.
Climate Change Is Killing East Coast Forests
Climate Change Is Killing East Coast Forests
Ashley Yeager | Mar 1, 2020
As the salty Atlantic Ocean pushes farther inland, forests are turning to marsh. Some scientists want to speed the transition.
Image of the Day: Changing Forests
Image of the Day: Changing Forests
Emily Makowski | Nov 27, 2019
Carbon dioxide and temperature need to increase in a constant ratio for plants to keep up with climate change.
Researchers Find Flaws in High-Profile Study on Trees and Climate
Researchers Find Flaws in High-Profile Study on Trees and Climate
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 17, 2019
Four independent groups say the work overestimates the carbon-absorbing benefits of global forest restoration, but the authors insist their original estimates are accurate.
Image of the Day: Tree Hugger
Image of the Day: Tree Hugger
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 29, 2019
Water flows between a dead-looking stump and nearby trees on an alternating schedule.
Browsing Deer Affect How A Forest Sounds
Browsing Deer Affect How A Forest Sounds
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2019
Changes in the auditory environment as a result of herbivory could influence how animals communicate, and may have implications for sound-based monitoring of species.
Climate Change Impairs Trees&rsquo; Recovery from Wildfires
Climate Change Impairs Trees’ Recovery from Wildfires
Kerry Grens | Mar 12, 2019
Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir are less able to regenerate in the face of climate change, and some areas have already “crossed a critical climate threshold.”
Infographic: How Forests Survive the Storm
Infographic: How Forests Survive the Storm
Amber Dance | Feb 1, 2019
Trees are resilient, but researchers wonder if climate change will outpace their adaptations.
How Trees Fare in Big Hurricanes
How Trees Fare in Big Hurricanes
Amber Dance | Feb 1, 2019
Forests are resilient, but researchers wonder if climate change will outpace their adaptations.
Deforestation Tied to Changes in Disease Dynamics
Deforestation Tied to Changes in Disease Dynamics
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 29, 2019
Numerous studies link habitat destruction to malaria and other vector-borne diseases, but the relationship isn’t always clear.
A Mysterious Disease Is Killing Beech Trees
A Mysterious Disease Is Killing Beech Trees
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 22, 2019
Scientists suspect the rapidly spreading beech leaf disease is due to an unidentified microbe.
Diverse Forests Are Better at Accumulating Carbon
Diverse Forests Are Better at Accumulating Carbon
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2018
A higher species richness could boost plant communities’ ability to mitigate climate change, a study suggests.
Huge Arthropod Declines Documented in Puerto Rican Rainforest
Huge Arthropod Declines Documented in Puerto Rican Rainforest
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 16, 2018
The study authors attribute the decreases to climate change.
Save the Wolves, Control the Moose
Save the Wolves, Control the Moose
Iris Kulbatski | Sep 25, 2018
Researchers plan to relocate mainland wolves to an island in Lake Superior in an effort to boost the near-extinct predator population and limit the growth of local moose herds.
Present-Day Arboreal Birds Have Ground-Dwelling Past
Present-Day Arboreal Birds Have Ground-Dwelling Past
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 24, 2018
A mass extinction event from an asteroid hitting Earth wiped out forests and, concurrently, tree-dwelling birds.  
The Weird Growth Strategy of Earth’s First Trees
The Weird Growth Strategy of Earth’s First Trees
Shawna Williams | Oct 24, 2017
Ancient fossils reveal how woodless trees got so big: by continuously ripping apart their xylem and knitting it back together.
Global Forest Estimate Rises 9 Percent
Global Forest Estimate Rises 9 Percent
Aggie Mika | May 15, 2017
Dryland biomes are covered in at least 40 percent more forest than previously estimated.