Intelligent Trees Fundraiser
Date(s) - 18/08/2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CHANGE OF DATE!!!
Society for the Protection of Western Springs Forest Inc. presents
Intelligent Trees Documentary Screening & an Interview, $35
Tiny Theatre, 85 Garnet Rd, Westmere
Trees talk, know their family ties and care for their young! Is this too fantastic to be true? German forester Peter Wohlleben (‘The Hidden Life of Trees’) and scientist Suzanne Simard (The University of British Columbia, Canada) have been observing and investigating the communication between trees for decades. Their findings are astounding. ‘Intelligent Trees’ features the main observations such as the stump that has been kept alive by it’s neighboring trees, the old tree-couple that looks after each other and the Mother Trees that suckle their offspring. This documentary is special because it goes beyond observations and claims, presenting the latest underlying Forest Science Research.
Preceded by a BBC animation “What is the Wood Wide Web”
Followed by a chat with lawyer Wendy Gray, one of the founders of the SPWSF, about the complexities of the resource management act in relation to saving trees. Interviewed by Verity George.
This fundraiser is organised by the founding members of the Society who are challenging the resource consent approved by Auckland Council to fell the Monterey pines and in the process destroying the 50+-year old regenerating native bush underneath. Join us to find out what it’s all about and save the forest by contributing to Environment Court costs.
TELL YOUR FRIENDS, BOOK A SPACE AND PAY ON THE NIGHT
bar and pizza available