March 31, 2019
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Back by popular demand, Friends of the Urban Forest is once again joining forces with Julia Plevin, founder of the Forest Bathing Club, to provide an immersive wander through San Francisco’s historic Presidio. While most tree tours focus on tree identification and arboricultural management, this tour is designed to brighten your spirits and ground your senses, tapping you into the healing properties of trees and the forest as a whole.
If a morning tuning in to the healing powers of the forest interests you, come join FUF and Julia Plevin, founder of the Bay Area’s Forest Bathing Club, at 10:30am on Sunday March 31st at the Arguello Gate of the Presidio. If you need a little more convincing, a Japanese study from 2011 found that leisurely forest walks, compared with urban walks, yield a 12.4 percent decrease in cortisol levels, a 7 percent decrease in sympathetic nerve activity, a 1.4 percent decrease in blood pressure, and a 5.8 percent decrease in heart rate. Hopefully that’s enough incentive to get you to RSVP below for this special tour as space will be limited to 30 participants. Please remember to wear comfortable walking shoes and warm layers, and to bring a water bottle or snacks to stay fueled and energized during our excursion. Additionally, you may want to bring a notebook or journal to record your personal reflections.
Friends of the Urban Forest hosts tree and garden tours as a way to engage and educate members of the public about their own urban forest. Tours are free to ensure equitable access to our opportunities, but donations to our non-profit are always appreciated.
Arguello Blvd & West Pacific Ave
San Francisco CA 94118
This event is fully booked.