Main content

AN EXPLORATION OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF TREES

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Perkins, Nathan
dc.contributor.author Lamirande, Nicole Victoria Julia
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-02T20:33:52Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-02T20:33:52Z
dc.date.copyright 2018-05
dc.date.created 2018-04-30
dc.date.issued 2018-05-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/12959
dc.description.abstract This thesis is an exploration into how trees are perceived by professionals associated with landscape architecture. It is argued that perceptions influence the decisions that we make, therefore the aim of this study was to explore the range of perceptions of notable landscape architects selected for their varied expertise. Fifteen participants across North America were interviewed using a semi-structured interview method. Interview transcripts were analyzed using content analysis and responses were categorized into three themes: influence, perceptions, and action. The results suggest that participants have a wide-range of perceptions of trees in their scholarship and practice. Most notably, perceptions ranged from a tree as a tool, to a tree as a living thing, to a tree as something personal. Based on the results of this study, it can be concluded that a range of perceptions of trees may influence professional practice in the planting design decisions that landscape architects make. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Tree en_US
dc.subject Plant Material en_US
dc.subject Perception en_US
dc.subject Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.subject Design en_US
dc.subject Urban Forestry en_US
dc.title AN EXPLORATION OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF TREES en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US
dc.rights.license All items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.


Files in this item

Files Size Format View
Lamirande_Nicole_201805_MLA.pdf 1.934Mb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record