Wellbeing from Woodland: A Critical Exploration of Links Between Trees and Human Health


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Wellbeing from Woodland: A Critical Exploration of Links Between Trees and Human Health Authors: , Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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Pages: 265 Illustrations and other contents: 18 Tables, color; 17 Illustrations, color; 4 Illustrations, black and white; XVII, 265 p. 21 illus., 17 illus. in color. Language: English ISBN: 9783030326289 Categories: , ,

This book provides a framework for understanding the components of woodland wellbeing. Based around the collaborative project, Good from Woods, the book spotlights multiple case studies to explore how wellbeing and health are promoted in woodland settings and through woodland inspired activity. It illustrates forms of wellbeing through real examples of woodland practice and draws out implications for the design of programmes to support health and wellbeing across different client groups. Chapters discuss health and wellbeing from a variety of perspectives such as psychological, physical, social, emotional and biophilic wellbeing. The book will be of great practical use to commissioners, providers and users of woodland based activity who want to take a deeper look into how trees, woods and forests support human health and happiness, as well as of interest to academics and students engaged in research in outdoor activities, urban forestry and natural health and wellbeing.

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"The book is rich in examples of different ways to gather evidence, appropriate to real woodland management, making it an excellent source of ideas about how to show that your own woodland activity has wellbeing benefits." (Mandy Haggith, Reforesting Scotland, Issue 63, 2021)

Author Biography

Alice Goodenough was Project Researcher for the Good from Woods project, and has worked with a wide range of organisations to research impacts and outcomes of aspects of their work in natural environments. Sue Waite holds honorary positions at the University of Plymouth, UK and Jonkoeping University in Sweden. Passionate about the benefits of spending time in nature, she has published widely in this field and conducted research projects about health and wellbeing in natural environments.