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Health Benefits of City Trees: Research Evidence & Economic Values

Megan Dettenmaier


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Speaker: Dr. Kathleen Wolf, Ph.D., Research Social Scientist, University of Washington, College of the Environment, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, associate: USDA Forest Service, Pacific NW Research Station
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 12 pm (MDT)
 1 CEU from International Society of Arboriculture OR you may receive a letter of certification to submit to whatever organization you would like. You must enter your CEU preference on the Zoom Registration page for the webinar.

Co-sponsored by the TREE Fund

Kathleen WolfThe evidence is out now -nature is good medicine. But what about the specific health benefits of trees? These more detailed studies are underway. Collaborators at the University of Washington, University of British Columbia, Health Canada and Natural Resources Canada have reviewed the existing studies about urban trees and human health response. Dr. Wolf will share the findings, and will talk about the economic consequences of the evidence.

Dr. Kathleen Wolf is a Research Social Scientist with the College of the Environment at the University of Washington (Seattle). Her research focus is the human dimensions of urban forestry and urban ecosystems, particularly human health. Another interest is the translation of scientific evidence for use in local government policy and planning. You can view her research at; and the Green Cities: Good Health project at: