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    Great Book about how trees cooperate-Finding the Mother Tree

    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:"

    "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:

    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:

    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."


    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/