The pioneering work of Suzanne Simard on plant communication and intelligence has been featured in magazines, podcasts, TED Talks, documentary films and radio programs in North America and Europe.

If you are interested in interviewing Suzanne about her research or her book, “Finding the Mother Tree“, please contact Steph Troughton at or at (604) 362-7706.


VIDEO: How trees talk to each other

Watch Suzanne Simard’s TEDTalk to find out more about how trees communicate and share resources using the mycorrhizal network.

VIDEO: The secret language of trees

Watch Suzanne's TEDTalk with Camille Defrenne to learn more about the symbiotic relationship between trees and mycorrhizae.

VIDEO: How Trees Secretly Talk to Each Other

An informative video from National Geographic about the science behind tree communication.

VIDEO: How Trees Secretly talk to each other

An animated overview of how trees talk to each other from the BBC.

Featured Article

Suzanne Simard named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world for 2024

Time Magazine
by Jeffery Kluger
April 17, 2024

Life's work for Suzanne Simard is researching how trees in forests communicate with each other

She is receiving an honorary degree from Royal Roads University
Featured in Victoria Times Colonist, New Westminster Record, Vancouver Is Awesome, The Squamish Chief and Bowen Island Undercurrent
By Michael John Lo
June 9, 2024

Dr. Suzanne Simard Talks Trees, Climate, and Interconnection

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Blog
By Brooklyn Botanic Garden Staff
June 3, 2024

Scientists call on Canada to adopt ecologically minded forest degradation definition

Featured in The Toronto Star, Victoria Times Colonist, and North Shore News
By Jordan Omstead, The Canadian Press
November 8, 2023

Emerging tree diseases are on the rise, threatening the planet's largest plants

CBC News: What on Earth
October 12, 2023

Suzanne Simard, best-selling author of‘ Finding the Mother Tree,’ pledges advocacy for environmental protection ‘until I’m dead’

The Boston Globe
Amy Sutherland
September 20, 2023

Opinion: As big burns become the new normal, we need new forest management policies

Vancouver Sun
Op-ed by Briony Penn and Rachel Holt
August 24, 2023

Canada Files Season 4 Ep. 10: Suzanne Simard

Canada Files
Interviewed by Valerie Pringle
May 22, 2023

Our economy drives deforestation – Suzanne Simard on protecting our forests

Channel 4 News, UK
May 19, 2023

Suzanne Simard Changed How the World Sees Trees

New York Magazine
By Robert Moor
May 6, 2021

Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal Win Rights to Memoir ‘Finding the Mother Tree’ With Adams to Star

Variety Magazine
By Matt Donnelly
May 4, 2021

‘Mother Trees’ Are Real. They Model Sharing and Generosity

The Tyee
By Dorothy Woodend
May 3, 2021

How Trees Mother Their Seedlings and What We Can Learn About Connection From Forests

Time Magazine
By Susanna Schrobsdorff
May 2, 2021

Review - Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest

Library Journal
Reviewed by Robert Eagan
May 1, 2021

Wisdom of Trees

New Scientist Podcast, Episode 65
April 29, 2021

Suzanne Simard interview: How I uncovered the hidden language of trees

New Scientist
By Rowan Harper
April 28, 2021

Secrets of a tree whisperer: ‘They get along, they listen – they’re attuned’

The Guardian
By Kate Kellaway
April 25, 2021

Suzanne Simard Book “Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering The Wisdom Of The Forest” Releasing Worldwide This Spring

UBC Faculty of Forestry
April 15, 2021

I Am Because We Are

Zygote Quarterly
By Adelheid Fischer
Photos by Camille Defrenne April 15, 2021

Suzanne Simard Overcame Adversity to Unlock the Secret World of Trees

University Affairs
By Kerry Banks
March 24, 2021

A Kootenay Professor Has Proven Trees Communicate With One Another

Kootenay Mountain Culture
By Arianna Murphy-Steed
December 29, 2020

The Social Life of Forests

The New York Times Magazine
By Ferris Jabr December 3, 2020

Les arbres mères contre les changements climatiques

CBC Radio-Canada
By Anaïs Elboujdaini
January 22, 2020

Never Underestimate the Intelligence of Trees

By Brandon Keim
October 31, 2019

A biologist believes that trees speak a language we can learn

By Ephrat Livni
November 3, 2017

The secret life of trees: Is nature less selfish than we think?

By Paula Erizanu
February 7, 2017

From Tree to Shining Tree

Produced by WNYC Studios
July 30, 2016

The Intelligent Plant

New Yorker Magazine
By Michael Pollan
December 16, 2013

Opinion: Climate change denial bullying declining — but not fast enough

Vancouver Sun
Op-ed by Suzanne Simard and Steph Troughton
February 27, 2024
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