Healthy Trees – Healthy City: A Celebration of National Tree Day


Speaker,  Professor  Marc Berman,  University of Chicago

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Horticultural Building, Lansdowne Park

6 p.m. Healthy Communities Expo

7 p.m. Opening remarks and Presentation

Register before September 19, 2016. Admission is free.


Ottawa’s trees clean our air, improve the health of our residents, beautify our communities, and improve our quality of life. You are invited to learn more by attending this event which includes displays by organizations focused on environment and healthy living and a presentation by Professor Marc Berman. His study, conducted by a team of researchers from the United States, Canada, and Australia, researched the implications of an increase of urban trees in Toronto and residents feeling healthier.

The event will feature the opening of PhotoSynthesis 2: A Tree Fest Ottawa photography exhibit. Be one of the first to tour the exhibit.

The event is brought to you in partnership with Tree Fest Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health.

About our guest speaker:

Marc Berman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago. His research interest includes the ability of natural environments to improve attention and memory. Understanding the relationship between individual psychological and neural processing and environmental factors are at the heart of his research. 


For more information, contact:

Lise Guevremont, Planner
City of Ottawa
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development
613-580-2424 ext. 27784

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