Forest Research has carried out a survey and interviews to find out if the COVID-19 restrictions of spring to early autumn 2020 led to changes in people’s interactions with trees, woodlands and wider nature. The research illustrates the important role that trees, woodlands and wider nature can play as part of people’s everyday lives and in supporting and protecting their wellbeing under the very difficult circumstances of a global pandemic.
Over the next two years, social scientists at Forest Research are working with Kew’s Learning and Participation staff and programme participants to co-design and carry out an evaluation of the Temperate House Activity Plan.
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