Beyond the Sidewalk: Trees and Nature

Thu. March 22, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virginia Department of Forestry

900 Natural Resources Drive, Charlottesville VA 22903

Hosted by: Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards and Wild Virginia


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Jill Jonnes (Urban Forests) and Florence Williams (The Nature Fix) discuss the significant and essential contributions nature provides to our lives–from shade and space provided by urban tree canopies in cities to the restorative benefits of a walk in the woods.

Why should you attend?

“Far-ranging and deeply researched, Urban Forests reveals the beauty and significance of the trees around us.” Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction

“[A] lively exploration of what modern research has to say about the myriad health benefits of the great outdoors… Ms. Williams resists the tendency of so much nature writing towards easy epiphanies, adopting a tone that is, instead, pleasingly puckish… [She] puzzles out the pros and cons, concluding, on balance, that there’s a good case for connecting with nature to extend both the quantity and quality of life…” Danny Heitman, Wall Street Journal