To my mind, today’s society is unsure about how to put emotional value on trees. We now have accepted an urban lifestyle as the way of the future. At the same time, we are learning the human values of parklands, forest trails and smaller forests in valley lands.
We have many questions about our feelings toward the trees we find in our communities but very few definitive answers. This is a challenge for our study of trees and maybe we will not find any “clear cut” answers. Many psychological studies have been attempted but most results are subjective.