Mother tree educational material offered through Sierra Club BC
September 10, 2021
Mother Trees are at the center of Sierra Club BC’s newest online educational material. We invite you to engage with this resource on them and the interconnection of all forest beings.
This material spans different ways of knowing and provides both scientific and Indigenous perspectives. There are many ways to engage, from watching videos to drawing.
This resource was inspired by the works of Dr. Suzanne Simard and the webinars she co-hosted with SCBC and Dr. Julius Csotonyi on Mother Trees. It was also informed by Indigenous teachings gifted to us from kQwa’st’not ~ Charlene George.
As you engage with this learning resource, here are some questions we invite you to consider:
Did you know that nurse trees are the ones that have fallen to the ground and create homes for many forest beings? Who lives in these high nutrient nurseries sometimes call ‘decaying’ trees?
We have made an effort to combine different voices in this package, which did you connect with? How is this related to your sense of value?
With gratitude and respect, we invite your open minds and hearts to participate in this collection of knowledge from diverse perspectives. Mother trees teach us many things about interconnection and caring. We hope these teachings find you well.