Inspiring Impact Faculty Series: Morris Arboretum
How Trees Speak to Us: The Human-Tree Connection
Where would we be without trees? The human experience has forever been intertwined with the persistent presence of trees. Whether situated in a multispecies forest network or an urban neighborhood, trees are critical to our survival; they act as connectors to our past and improve the future quality of life for everyone on our planet. Because of our close, symbiotic relationship, trees and humans speak to each other in a language that permeates through our shared landscape. How do we as humans interpret and benefit from the language of trees? Join us during lunch for a lively moderated panel discussion that will offer unique perspectives on this fascinating topic from professionals in horticulture, environmental history, and Philadelphia urban forestry.
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Associate Professor of German, Founding Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities; Graduate Groups in Comparative Literature and English
Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania
F. Otto Haas Executive Director, Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Michelle C. Kondo, Ph.D.
Scientist, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, Philadelphia Field Station