The role of trees in the urban environment: the example of Geneva

Beer, R., 1996, The role of trees in the urban environment: the example of Geneva, in: Arboricultural Journal, 20, 4

  • Author : Beer, R.
  • Year : 1996
  • Journal/Series : Arboricultural Journal
  • Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 4
  • Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 20
  • Pages : 437-444
  • Abstract in English : Trees fulfil essential social, aesthetic, cultural and educational , biological climatic and genetic functions. Man has a powerful symbolic empathy with the tree. Away from the forests and henceforth master of nature, man continues nevertheless, to surround himself with trees and so to remind himself that he is also part of the natural world. This memory- the collective unconscious – stimulates human endeavour in its quest for a new ecological and social balance, and scientific, technical and political decisions are not immune from its influence. In the light of this , the green areas and environment department of the city of Geneva must progressively modernise the administration of the municipal parks. The ecological balance must be improved and these same areas made more available to the users, so as to improve the social balance.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: urban forestry, tree, significance of trees, philosophy of trees. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.