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WNPS Meeting: Intelligent Trees Documentary Viewing

Nature, Green/Environmental, Animals, Education

Our local chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society holds seminars/meetings every month except during the Summer when we're all out enjoying the native flora. This month, instead of having a speaker talk to us about an interesting research project, we are showing a documentary called 'Intelligent Trees'. Afterwards, we will have time for a discussion. Intelligent Trees is a 2016 documentary about how trees communicate and care for each other, a scientific journey into the “wood-wide web.” In this film, German forester Peter Wolhlleben (author of The Hidden Life of Trees) and UBC scientist Suzanne Simard share their findings from their decades of observations and studies of how trees talk, know family ties, and care for their young. This program will be a little different than our typical meeting style, with the 45-min film showing followed by a facilitated discussion to share our own observations and ideas on the topic. Watch the trailer here: The event is free and open to all ages and knowledge levels. Refreshments are provided. No need to RSVP. Find more information at Meetings begin at 7 pm in the Sustainable Living Center education room at the ReStore (2309 Meridian Street). The entrance is off the back alley and the SLC is upstairs.