An oak bur tree

An oak bur tree

Trees and greenspace shape the physical faces of cities like Washington, D.C. But researchers are learning more about how greenspaces contribute to the mental and physical well-being of the people who live around them. We explore the effects of greenspace on our health, and what we can learn about economic disparities by studying where trees thrive in urban areas.


  • Mark Buscaino Executive Director, Casey Trees
  • Earl Eutsler Deputy Associate Director, Urban Forestry Administration, District of Columbia Department of Transportation
  • Marc Berman Director, Environmental Neuroscience Laboratory, Assistant Professor of Psychology, The University of Chicago
  • William Sullivan Professor of Landscape Architecture, The University of Illinois

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