Understanding the Social Benefits of Urban Trees

“My summer research project, supervised by Professor Tenley Conway, will examine people’s perceptions of the urban trees they encounter in parks to understand the social benefits of trees in our cities. I will be conducting 100 intercept surveys of adults to gather the aforementioned data and analyzing the responses. The surveying sites will be in the York Regional Forests in Whitchurch-Stouffville. My research is pivotal in advancing nature-based solutions in cities—solutions that will mitigate climate change by maintaining tree-canopy and creating resilient communities of environmental stewards.”