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    News — trees

    Great Book about how trees cooperate-Finding the Mother Tree

    Finding the Mother Tree, Suzanne Simard

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/may/08/finding-the-mother-tree-by-suzanne-simard-review-a-journey-of-passion-and-introspection

     

    "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."

     

    https://www.ted.com/talks/suzanne_simard_how_trees_talk_to_each_other?language=en

     

    "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:"

    "Of course, Patricia is a fictional composite, and I don’t mean to invoke anyone recognizable in the style of a roman à clef, but it’s fair to say she derives from real-life women, both in her character and in her work. Her mature discoveries owe more than a little to the tremendously exciting research of Suzanne Simard into the intricate communicative and resource-sharing networks in a forest, what Simard calls the Wood Wide Web. At the same time, Patricia’s career as a patient outsider and her temperament as a controversial yet strong-willed proclaimer of deep tree truths are based in part on the remarkable Diana Beresford-Kroeger, whose books have been a call to humanity to treat trees with the awe due to immensely resourceful creatures that we still know so little about." 
    about the mother tree book:
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54976983-finding-the-mother-tree
    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/finding-the-mother-tree-suzanne-simard-forests-logging

    Keeping Trees and Forests and Caring for Trees that We Plant

    Mature trees add more tissue each year - more than planting new tress.
    articles on keep the trees we have and plant and care for the trees:
    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/planting-trees-protect-forests-climate-change
    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/trees-crops-agroforestry-climate-biodiversity
    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/planting-trees-climate-change-carbon-capture-deforestation
    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/tasking-trees-with-averting-climate-crisis-big-ask

    Great Group Helps  Africans Plant Trees

    Great Group Helps Africans Plant Trees

    Trees for the Future gives trees to lower income people in Africa to plant .  They also give wheel barrows and shovels.  They give other seeds and seedlings.  The local people get food and income from the crops; the trees store carbon; the land comes back; and many other species of plants and animals return to flourish.   https://trees.org

    Being Out in Nature Makes Us Healthy

    Trees give off anti-microbial compounds. People exercise and socialize out in wild places. "It reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, and preterm birth, and increases sleep duration."

    https://www.treehugger.com/health/huge-study-confirms-significant-health-benefits-nature.html

    Neat Poem About Listening to Nature

    Here is a poem by Kristen Marshall. She is an active volunteer in the Boulder Rights of Nature group. Link Every Thursday she used to visit a sick friend, and make him pancakes. She often walks to get places. She would volunteer for the community bookstore. http://www.boulderweekly.com/entertainment/words/still-life/