While you have probably have heard of her research, or been entertained by pop culture inspired by her discoveries, this Finding The Mother Tree adaptation will bring the life the memoir of the woman behind it all.
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This page was updated: 8/11/23
About The Book:
Suzanne Simard brings us into her world, the intimate world of the trees, in which she brilliantly illuminates the fascinating and vital truths–that trees are not simply the source of timber or pulp, but are a complex, interdependent circle of life; that forests are social, cooperative creatures connected through underground networks by which trees communicate their vitality and vulnerabilities with communal lives not that different from our own.
Simard writes–in inspiring, illuminating, and accessible ways–how trees, living side by side for hundreds of years, have evolved, how they perceive one another, learn and adapt their behaviors, recognize neighbors, and remember the past; how they have agency about the future; elicit warnings and mount defenses, compete and cooperate with one another with sophistication, characteristics ascribed to human intelligence, traits that are the essence of civil societies–and at the center of it all, the Mother Trees: the mysterious, powerful forces that connect and sustain the others that surround them.
Simard writes of her own life, born and raised into a logging world in the rainforests of British Columbia, of her days as a child spent cataloging the trees from the forest and how she came to love and respect them–embarking on a journey of discovery, and struggle. And as she writes of her scientific quest, she writes of her own journey–of love and loss, of observation and change, of risk and reward, making us understand how deeply human scientific inquiry exists beyond data and technology, that it is about understanding who we are and our place in the world, and, in writing of her own life, we come to see the true connectedness of the Mother Tree that nurtures the forest in the profound ways that families and human societies do, and how these inseparable bonds enable all our survival.
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Current Production Status:
This project is still in the early stages of development.
Finding The Mother Tree Adaptation Timeline:
The memoir ‘Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest’ was first published in May 2021, after a lifetime of important public research that also inspired James Cameron’s Avatar movies and Richard Powers’ novel Overstory.
Along with the publication of the book it was announced that the production companies of Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhall had teamed up to acquire the rights to make an adaptation with Adams set to star.
Who Owns The Rights:
The production companies Bond Group Entertainment (Amy Adams) and Nine Stories (Jake Gyllenhaal) won the rights in a joint bid.
Who Is Attached:
Amy Adams is currently set to star in the lead role as well as serve as an executive producer.
Who else would you like to see join the cast? Leave your dream casting in the comments.
With the project still in the very early stages of development there are currently no known filming locations yet.
There is currently no estimated release timeframe made public as of Summer 2023 for when this movie will come to our screens.
Previous mentions on AiLL:
This book has not been featured on Alison in Libraryland before.
Other Adaptations From This Author:
This is Suzanne Simard’s only novel so it’s the only work of hers to be adapted!
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