Trees and human identity

Sommer, R., 2003, Trees and human identity, in: Clayton, S. & S. Opotow, ‘Identity and the natural environment’, The MIT Press, Cambridge

  • Author : Sommer, R.
  • Year : 2003
  • English Title : Trees and human identity
  • Published in Book : Identity and the natural environment
  • Pages : 179-204
  • Outline in English : The focus of this chapter in on trees in urban areas and public involvment. Residents who planted trees themselves where more satisfied. The author presents five theoretical approaches—Darwinian, depth psychology, phenomenological, affordance theory, and ecopsychology—to tree-human relationships, based on identity effects of trees (physical, aesthetic, economic, social and psychological.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: significance of trees, community tree planting, identity, involvement, psychology, affordance theory