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

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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!

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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 …

What is “Biophilic Design”?

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The concept of biophilic design is based on the theory that on a cellular level, humans need to connect with nature, especially in our interiors, or “built” environments, where we spend 90% of our time.  When we’re connected to nature though natural light and proximity to wood and plant life, our autonomic nervous systems relax to a measurable degree.   With …