Simar assumed that his data would speak for itself, and only when it became clear that his results would not transfer the policy, he became a lawyer. Forests – and our futures – were too important for him to keep quiet.
Sensing reached a dead end while working for the Forest Service, Simrad transitioned to academia, where, ever since, he has had the freedom to pursue his own investigations, advancing and answering his research questions Allows graduate students to be recruited to help. His work is now influencing forestry policy at the provincial level and guiding scientific discourse around the world.
Peter Wohlbane’s “The Hidden Life of Trees” promoted many similar concepts as Simrad does here. However, Wohlbein was concluded with considerable criticism from the scientific community as to what the data showed. His facts were mixed with repression. Simar does not make the same mistake. For example, she describes how her family and community coalesce in times of happiness and tragedy, and she suggests that forest communities can do this by sharing resources in times of stress. But his arguments are extinguished by rigorous, decades-long research.
Simar can confidently write that the “trees were connected, cooperating” paper pointing to a two-way carbon flow chart between Birch and Douglas Fir, then explaining the importance of these fundamental transfers. Birch can actually provide cedar with enough carbon to make and reproduce seeds, and the amount transferred depends on the accessibility of light. This is, a birch digs resources based on need, not as a single, one-size-fits-all fire hose stream. The more a birch is put on an FIR, the more carbon it helps to move. Later, once the FIR takes out the birch and colors it, the energy flow reverses.
Simar explains in clear language what the implications of these findings are, an important next step often lacking in the work of other scientists who attempt to share their ideas with the wider public. He says that investing in dynamic systems will create healthy forests and sustainable forestry. “This means expanding our modern methods, our epidemiological and scientific method, so that they complement, create and align with tribal origins.” Protecting the mother trees is important for them.
“Climate change survivors in the past should be kept moving around because they can spread their seeds in turbulent regions and give their genes and energy and resilience in the future,” she writes. “When mothers die planting trees – the majestic hub at the center of forest communication, security and emotion, they pass on their knowledge to their families, generation after generation, sharing information about who helps and Who bothers, who is friend or foe, and how to adapt and survive in an ever changing landscape. All parents do it. “
For Simar, reviving synergy in the jungle while serving the needs of humans is more than a job. It is as grand as the themes of his book: Becoming a Mother Tree Himself.