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Virtual Ridges Reads Book Club

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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This year’s Ridges Reads Book Club presents: The Root Issue

We’re diving into an ongoing conversation in the scientific community – and one currently without a conclusion. Together, we’ll explore the imaginative and controversial topic of the “wood-wide web” through the lens of ecologists, foresters, and the environmental community. We’ll dive into the stories, the science, and why the scientific community is split (no pun intended) on this issue.

This year’s book club will span three sessions. During the first session, we will discuss the book Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard. Following the first session, our second session will focus on the book The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wholleben. The third session won’t focus on an individual book but rather resources on the studies that have since been published, refuting the claims in both Finding the Mother Tree and The Hidden Life of Trees. We’re excited to dive into this scientific mystery, which continues to unfold as more research is conducted. 

Click HERE to register for the Virtual Discussion


February 20
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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