The Arboricultural Association’s 54th conference is beginning to take shape with ‘Trees & Society’ generating widespread interest from within the industry and
The Arboricultural Association’s 54th conference is beginning to take shape with ‘Trees & Society’ generating widespread interest from within the industry and beyond.
Public awareness of trees and their benefits is increasing with each day and they are now higher on the political agenda than ever before. ‘Trees and Society’ comes at an important time in the history of our industry and represents a fantastic opportunity to define the critical role of arboriculture in managing and shaping the future treescape.
University of Exeter, 6–9 September 2020
Trees & Society will shed light about many important questions on the significant role trees, and our industry, can play in the coming years. They include:
- Are we properly considering those benefits of trees which are impossible to quantify?
- Are the benefits of trees equally distributed across society?
- What role can trees play in education, healthcare and community cohesion?
- Why are trees important to people?
- And how can we apply these ideas to our day-to-day work?
Main Themes and Topics
Health and Wellbeing
- Physical health
- Mental wellbeing
- Trees in the health sector
- Green prescriptions
- Trees for healing and exercise
The Social Benefits of Trees
- Social cohesion
- Crime reduction
- Community engagement
- Trees in education
- The spiritual value of trees
Trees and People
- Public perception of trees
- Trees, politics and protest
- Trees, conflict and conflict resolution
- Trees in social history and mythology
- The importance of ancient trees
Equality and the Urban Forest
- Green inequity
- Green gentrification
- Diversity in arboriculture
- Trees and social justice
- Governance and policy
Innovation in Arboriculture
- New techniques
- New ideas
- New research
- New perspectives
- New voices
6 (Sunday) 8:00 am - 9 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm GMT – Greenwich Mean Time / Coordinated Universal Time (Standard Time)
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