Joanna Dean (2015:162) states that: “We like to tell stories about city trees. The stories shape our thinking, but more materially they shape our management of the trees. The meanings we find in these stories influence the choices we make when we plant trees in the city, they alter the ways that we trim and control the trees, and, finally, they inform our decisions to fell them”. The week’s theme was based on exploring the tree narratives that the students and their interviewees had. In order to generate feelings and memories in the interviewees’ stories of trees, the interviews were conducted with photo elicitation.
A selection of the students’ blogs can be viewed by clicking on the following links: