Adam Winson is an Arboriculturist working in Sheffield.
His paper, ‘Flourishing trees, flourishing minds: nearby trees may improve mental wellbeing among housing association tenants’, highlights the vital importance of urban trees, progressing into solid research the ideals of Ebenezer Howard and others. It is thus an incredibly timely reminder that we cannot afford to ignore our urban trees and their role in human society as a whole.
Adam has kindly granted us permission to link to his paper –
The groundbreaking conference was dedicated to exploring the vital importance of our urban forests, with all the environmental, social and economic benefits that they bring to our day to day lives.
Dr Mark Johnston MBE (Conference Chair) and Dr Glynn Percival edited the proceedings into a research document for the Forestry Commission.
With the kind permission of Dr Mark Johnston, here is a link to the full final report, which contains extensive and fascinating detail of the research presented on the day: