Tenley Conway

Trees are part of our everyday landscape, but sometimes we pass by these plants in the urban forest without giving them much thought. They are, however, of significant interest for Professor and have been a preoccupation of hers for the last few years.

Photo of Geography Professor Tenley Conway

On this edition of VIEW to the U,, Tenley talks her work examining how human-environmental interactions impact the urban forests in cities and suburbs, and the diverse group of actors or the residents that end up shaping what she refers to as our “urban ecosystem.” We also touch on the benefits of trees, but also some of the “disservices” of trees when they cause issues or become problematic for residents.

A full transcript of the interview is available.