Inspiring Impact Faculty Series: Morris Arboretum


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From the Morris Arboretum and Penn Alumni websites:

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.

Date: 4/22/2022
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Location: Online


Bethany Wiggin
Associate Professor of German, Founding Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities; Graduate Groups in Comparative Literature and English


Jared Farmer
Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

Bill Cullina
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