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SCHS presents Suzanne Simard ~ 2022 Ruth Borun Lecture Series

  • February 10, 2022
  • 7:10 PM - 8:40 PM
  • Zoom only
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  • not a member of SCHS - registration opens January 15
  • current SCHS Members - registration opens January 15


Ruth Borun Lecture Series

Online Webinar Thursday, February 10, 2022

Photo by Diana Markosian

The Southern California Horticultural Society is pleased to welcome Dr. Suzanne Simard as this year’s speaker in the Ruth Borun Lecture Series.

Suzanne Simard is a Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of British Columbia and the leader of The Mother Tree Project, which researches forest renewal practices that protect biodiversity against climate change.

Dr. Simard’s work has been published widely, with over 170 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Nature, Ecology, and Global Biology. She is also co-author of the book Climate Change and Variability. Her latest book, Finding the Mother Tree, brings us into the intimate world of trees, exploring the ways in which trees learn and adapt their behaviors, remember the past, demonstrate agency over the future, and cooperate with a sophistication typically ascribed to humans.

Dr. Simard’s research has been communicated broadly through TED Talks and TED Experiences, as well as articles and interviews in The New Yorker, National Geographic, The Globe and Mail, NPR, CNN, CBC, and many more. For more information on this speaker, please visit

Event Schedule: 7:10pm SCHS Announcements
7:15pm Plant Forum
7:30pm Program begins

Registration is required to attend online: free for SCHS members with a $5 fee for non-members. This webinar will not be recorded or archived on our YouTube Channel. Attendance is limited to 200 viewers.

Dr. Simard's book, Finding the Mother Tree is available for purchase through

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