Suzanne Simard – Dispatches from The Mother Tree Project

Any forester will tell you that different trees have different value, and that value is generally set by the marketplace. But what if the value of some trees is below ground rather than above it? This is the central question of The Mother Tree Project, which is providing scientific data to help direct management of forests under a changing climate. Prof. Suzanne Simard, the leader of this project, has been researching the below-ground connections among Douglas-fir trees and other plants for over 30 years.