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  • Date and time: Tuesday 30 April 2024, 9.15am to 12pm
  • Location: In-person only
    YH/001b , Research Centre for Social Sciences (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staff, students (postgraduate researchers only)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Do you work on or with trees in any form or discipline? Join us to meet others from across the University of York who may look at trees in a way you didn’t expect. 

YESI, together with Stockholm Environment Institute, Environment and Geography, LCAB/Biology, Archaeology, English & Related Literature and Arts and Creative Technologies, are organising a creative and engaging event to bring together researchers from all faculties and explore the multitude of ways in which tree studies cut across diverse disciplines. 

The UK has one of the lowest percentages of forest cover in Europe. Increasing this cover is a priority for many reasons, not least for meeting government targets for net zero. The University of York is in a good position to broaden the aspects and values of trees included in decision-making and support better management of treescapes.

Aim: This meeting aims to create a space for ideation and learning that leads to new collaborations and diverse opportunities.

Outcomes: By participating in this meeting, you will:

  • Extend the cross-disciplinary networks formed in the three Treescapes projects that the University of York is involved with and expand the geographical scope of the long-established Tropical Ecosystems Network.
  • Scope out interest in creating a regular series of events to share research, create proposals or write papers together.

Join us for a half-day interactive workshop where you will engage in interactive exercises and discussions to map out tree-related research across the faculties   

This event is designed for researchers across all Faculties. We welcome you if your work relates in any way to trees, in the UK or beyond, in urban or rural contexts. For example: 

  • How trees or treescapes provide resources
  • How trees or treescapes shape the place for others
  • How trees or treescapes provide a space for nature and ecosystems
  • How humans and non-humans relate to or are attached to trees and treescapes

Some topics of research include treescape management for net zero, carbon sequestration and biodiversity implications, social and cultural values of trees, importance of trees in literature and culture, the place of trees in landscape design, tree-planting as a nature-based solution… but there are surely many others! Come and enlighten us and expand our horizons.

If you cannot attend this meeting but would like to contribute or express your interest in participating in a future similar meeting, please also fill in the registration form, we'd love to hear from you.