Human Dimensions of Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
nature & Consumer Environments Trees and Transportation Civic Ecology Policy & Planning Urban Forestry and Human Benefits

The research reported in each of the other "Human Dimensions" pages is part of a research program being conducted at the University of Washington. Many of the studies are based on the principles and methods of environmental psychology.

Below are additional scientific products and resources regarding science about the human dimensions of urban forestry and urban greening.


Additional Topics

    Introduction - What is Urban and Community Forestry?
  Urban Nature Benefits: Psycho-Social Dimensions of People and Plants - Fact Sheet 1 (pdf 44 K)
  Nature & People Benefits Reading List - Fact Sheet 6 (pdf 80 K)
  Using Case Studies in Urban Forestry Education - Fact Sheet 11 (pdf 32 K)
  Wolf, K. 2000. Nature and the Arboretum Visitor. Washington Park Arboretum Bulletin, 61, 4, 2-5.
  The Benefits of Urban Trees: A Literature Summary. Warwick District Council, UK. 2003. (pdf 10.2 MB)
  Wolf, K. L. 2003. Ergonomics of the City: Green Infrastructure and Social Benefits. In C. Kollin (ed.), Engineering Green: Proceedings of the 11th National Urban Forest Conference. Washington D.C.: American Forests. (pdf 260K)
  Wolf, K. L. 2003. Introduction to Urban and Community Forestry Programs in the United States. Landscape Planning and Horticulture, 4, 3 19-28 (Japan). (pdf 1.4 M)


Other Research Organizations
Other universities, centers and laboratories are doing research on urban trees and greening and the relationships to human health, well-being, and quality of life.


Urban Ecosystems and Processes :: US Forest Service, Pacific SW Research Station (link)

    Urban Natural Resources Stewardship :: US Forest Service, Northern Research Station (link)
    Eco-Health Relationship Browser :: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (link)
    Civic Ecology Lab :: Cornell University (link)
    Landscape and Human Health Laboratory :: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (link)
    Open Spaces-Sacred Spaces :: TKF Foundation (link)
    Children and Nature Network (link)
    The Nature of Cities (link)
    Plants for People (link)
    Social, Economic Development and Urban Greening :: UK Forestry Commission (link)


Urban and Community Forestry Organizations:
Other organizations have web sites that provide general information about urban and community forestry.

    National Arbor Day Foundation (link)
    Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (link)
    Alliance for Community Trees (link)
    International Society of Arboriculture (link)
    US Forest Service, Urban and Community Forestry (link)
    Washington State Urban & Community Forestry (link)
    American Forests (link)


Information about Dr. Kathleen Wolf, Projects Director



    Curriculum Vitae (link)


    S. Hines. March 2008. Shade Crusade: Why City Trees Are Good Medicine. In Columns, The University of Washington Alumni Magazine (link)




Human Dimensions of Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
Nature & Consumer Environments - Trees & Transportation - Civic Ecology
Policy & Planning - Urban Forestry & Human Benefits

updated March 11, 2013