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PSLA Lecture Series: 9/4, Dr. William Sullivan, "Urban Forests and Human Health", 4:00 pm, PLS 1130,

When: Wednesday, September 04, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Plant Sciences : 1130
Event Type(s): Seminar

PSLA Lecture Series - Maryland Nursery and Landscape Associate Seminar hosted by the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture: Dr. William Sullivan, 9/4/13, 4:00 p.m. PLS 1130. Seminar: "Urban Forests and Human Health" The conditions of modern living (work and life pressures) threaten the health and wellbeing of millions of Americans. There is mounting evidence, however, that exposure to green infrastructure, including trees, can reduce the symptoms of stress and promote recovery from mental fatigue. Some of the research has produced startling results: individuals who have more exposure to trees live longer, are less likely to produce low-birth-weight babies, and engage in less aggression and violence. Recent findings are considered and discussion follows on the implications for designers and urban foresters.

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