This panel discussion is part of a two-part event including both a virtual panel and an interactive tree planting event. The goal of these two events is to shift the way our community views nature in our urban spaces by encouraging participants to engage with the benefits and challenges of natural resources through the example of the tree. Panelists will discuss community tree planting initiatives, share how tree cover has changed over time in Philadelphia, and address policy implications associated with meeting community needs. Speakers include Zonia Moore, M.D. candidate for the Perelman School of Medicine; Lara Roman, Research Ecologist for the Forest Service Philadelphia Field Station; and Joel Pannell, Vice President of Urban Forest Policy for American Forests. Hanna Morris, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg School of Communication, will facilitate the discussion. Click here to learn more about and register for the tree planting event on Saturday, September 25th from 10AM-12PM.