The Roots of Community: How Trees and Greenery Contribute to Society

October 10, 2007
Boston, MA
What does it mean to be seeing green? More than you might realize. William Sullivan, Associate Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences and co-founder of the Human-Environment Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in research conducted with cognitive and environmental psychologist Frances Kuo, measured the psyco-social impact of trees and greenery in a variety of urban environments.


From crime, violence, and health to coping skills, learning and, mood, Bill will explain how their findings might guide the city’s planting efforts and provide true motivation toward growing a better Boston.
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, in partnership with Boston’s Urban Forest Coalition, presents a series of lectures to help make the greening efforts informed, strategic, and, as a result, successful. This series of lectures supports the work of the City of Boston and its partners in Boston’s Urban Forest Coalition in the effort to plant and care for 100,000 new trees to be planted by 2020.
The session will be 6:30- 8:30pm at Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse. Lectures are free, but advanced registration is requested. Please call 617-524-1718, x160 to register.
Related Resource:
Boston Urban Forest Coalition