Flourishing trees, flourishing minds


in Urban Forest

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 –

Trees People and the Built Environment (pdf)

Adam Winson and his daughter Lilly - click to visit Adams

Adam’s paper was presented at the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) Urban Trees Research conference; Trees, people and the built environment, in Birmingham, April 2011.

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:

Trees, people and the built environment- Proceedings of the Urban Trees Research Conference 13–14 April 2011



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Evelen May 22, 2012 at 20:20

Thanks for your post and promotion of the Virginia Forestry Summit in April. We know it will be a teirifrc event and look forward to seeing you there! After a busy session in the 2012 Virginia General Assembly and ongoing federal issues relevant to forestry interests, our theme, Washington’s Impact on Virginia’s Forests should offer some dynamic exchanges during our session!

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