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Towards a more-than-human approach to tree health

Dyke, A., Geoghegan, H. and de Bruin, A. (2018) Towards a more-than-human approach to tree health. In: The Human Dimensions of Forest and Tree Health. Palgrave MacMillan, Cham, pp. 445-470. ISBN 9783319769554

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76956-1_17


New ways of working and thinking in relation to tree health and plant biosecurity are required. The climate is changing and the number of pests and diseases is increasing. A review of the social science literature on plant health reveals that scholars are not quite sure what this ‘new thinking’ might entail. In this chapter, we begin the process of re-imagining tree health by starting with the trees and our research engagement with them. Trees are acknowledged in this chapter as never static, but rather fluid, shape-shifters, translated across time and space. Health and disease are revealed as relational, and a fixed approach to tree health management won’t work. In a world of rapid change, this way of working is not just relevant for trees.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Geography and Environmental Science
ID Code:87202
Publisher:Palgrave MacMillan


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