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TFF Director Criswell Davis Quoted in Washington Post Article on Protection of Mature Trees and Forests on Federal Lands

Drew Ruef humans and trees, TFF news

The Washington Post interviewed directors from a variety of top environmental groups, including our own Criswell Davis. Check out this excerpt: “When you get an email that says ‘Don’t print this email’ at the bottom, that leaves people with the impression that we’re running out of trees,” Davis said. “But that’s really not the case. We actually have 50 percent …

What is the “Peak Life” for trees? Why do humans resonate with trees?

Criswell Davis humans and trees, peak life, sustainability

I contend that humans resonate with wood because we share similarities with one another.  Trees, like humans, are approximately 60% water.  Trees, like humans, are about 18% carbon.  Trees, like humans, have a peak life of about 80 years.  Additionally, humans exhale CO2 and trees inhale it, keeping the carbon and exhaling oxygen.  This is the very definition of symbiosis.   …

TFF founding director Criswell Davis announced as speaker at TEDx Dayton Signature Event!

TFF biophilic design, humans and trees, TED

We are proud to announce that TFF’s founding director Criswell Davis has been announced as a speaker at the TEDx Dayton Signature Event being held Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Victoria Theatre in Downtown Dayton. Criswell will be speaking about the importance of wood in design and architecture, and how it affects people’s lives, health, and feelings. Criswell is …