Finding the Mother Tree, Suzanne Simard
"Here's Suzanne Simard's 2016 TED talk about forest communication and cooperation. For me, this 17-minute talk provided an engaging framework for the sometimes detailed and repetitive information in her book about carbon and nutrition pathways among fungal networks linking tree species."
"I've been told Suzanne was the inspiration for the forest ecologist in The Overstory. Her true life story, while divergent, is just as riveting. She's one of my heroes, and I think The Mother Tree is one of the most important books of this century." wrote a great ecologist Steve Jones, who teaches birding and leads hikes and surveys for wildlife : birds, dragonflies, owls,....
Erin explains about the connection between the Overstory and this book:
"Richard Powers explains that the character Patricia in The Overstory is a composite based largely on Simard as well as Diana Beresford-Kroeger. We read Diana's book To Speak for the Trees: My Life's Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest with the Emergence book club, too. Here's an interview where Richard explains that:"