Tag: forests

Tag: forests

Trees Communicate around the World

Time Magazine just came out with Time 100: The World’s Most Influential People. What an amazing issue! The publication is full of impressive people from artists, titans and leaders to innovators, icons and pioneers. Among the icons, one especially stood out for me. Suzanne Simard is identified as the tree whisperer. She wrote the book,

Earth Day Lets Us Help Save the Planet

Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd. It was begun in 1970, sparked by an idea from Senator Gaylord Nelson, the junior senator from Wisconsin. For a long time he had been concerned about the deteriorating environment in the United States. With the help of a lot of people, the first Earth Day became

Clouds Help Some Forests Keep the Earth Cooler

Have you ever thought about entering your school’s science fair? It’s a big question, because it requires that you have an idea for a project. You need a hypothesis. In very simplified terms, it means that you think if you take an action, then it will affect something in a certain way. You have no

Mother Trees Keep Forests Healthy

Just as mothers help to make a family strong and connected, mother trees in forests do the same thing for other trees and vegetation. Ecologist Suzanne Simard recently wrote a book about that called Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest. She works at the University of British Columbia. Her book has