The forest of Belfast: healing the environment and the community

Johnston, M., 1995, The forest of Belfast: healing the environment and the community, in: Arboricultural Journal, 19, 1

  • Author : Johnston, M.
  • Year : 1995
  • Journal/Series : Arboricultural Journal
  • Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 1
  • Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 19
  • Pages : 53-72
  • Abstract in English : The forest of Belfast is one of the most significant environmental initiatives ever undertaken in the city. This pioneering urban forestry project in Northern Ireland has established a partnership between the relevant public and voluntary sector organisations, supported by a substantial amount of private sector sponsorship. Given adequate staffing and public funding the project could continue to have a significant impact. The role of urban forestry in bringing people together to heal the scars in their environment and their community could hardly be more relevant than in the divided city of Belfast.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: urban forestry, societal significance, participation, education. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.