Today, nearly three-quarters of French people live in urban areas. In order to preserve "sustainable cities", despite the urban population explosion, nature in the city is recognized as a source of goods and services that contribute to the well-being of human. But while these trees contribute to the well-being of our societies, what about their own well-being?
Trees in cities are often exposed to many stressors related to urban constraints (limited and poor soils, network crossings, limiting water supplies through artificialization, warmer and drier urban climate, less developed biodiversity, user-related degradations, etc.) that affect their growth, functioning and ultimately health.
A better consideration of the tree and its physiological needs then appears essential for the development of urban environments and so that plants can continue to contribute to the well-being of our societies.
This leads us to propose an educational kit to create a scientific mediation workshop on the theme of the tree in town for primary and secondary school teachers. These workshops should reconnect young urban dwellers to their urban nature and lead them to ask questions about the well-being and health of the trees around them.
In this time, we are designing the workshop, but we are open to any proposal or help you could give us!