Trees for Health and Well-being

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Dr. Francesco Ferrini 

Professor of Arboriculture @ the University of Florence, Italy

August 18 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Program Description:

The talk highlights the significance of urban trees for human health and well-being, exploring the multifaceted benefits they provide. By examining the latest research, innovative practices, and community engagement strategies, the presentation seeks to promote integrating urban trees into urban planning and design for the progress of the society.

The importance of urban trees in enhancing human health and well-being cannot be overstated. As cities continue to expand and face the challenges of urbanization, incorporating trees into the urban fabric becomes crucial, but this must be done having in mind precise targets to be reached which includes effects on both physical and mental health. 

During the talk, studies showcasing the positive effects of green spaces on mental well-being, stress reduction, and community cohesion will be presented. Attendees will learn about the therapeutic qualities of nature and how urban trees can serve as restorative environments, promoting relaxation, and improving overall quality of life.

Attendees will also gain a comprehensive understanding of the myriad benefits urban trees offer, from environmental and health improvements to social and psychological well-being. By sharing knowledge, best practices, and fostering collaboration, this talk strives to inspire urban planners, policymakers, and communities to prioritize and integrate urban trees into the fabric of our cities, promoting a healthier and happier urban future for all.


Wake Forest University Porter Byrum Welcome Center Auditorium

1834 Wake Forest Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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Contact Person: 

Siham Muntasser ([email protected])