Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide; Author, City of Trees
Melanie Choukas-Bradley is a certified nature and forest therapy guide who teaches, lectures, and leads walks for many organizations in Washington, DC. In 2017, she traveled to Japan to learn about the health-enhancing practice of Shinrin-yoku. Choukas-Bradley is the author of four natural history books, including City of Trees, which has been in continuous print for 35 years, and A Year in Rock Creek Park, which won an Independent Publishers’ award for nonfiction. Her forthcoming book is The Joy of Forest Bathing.Choukas-Bradley’s forest walks have been featured on NPR and in National Parks magazine, and in 2014 she was awarded one of four inaugural Canopy Awards by Casey Trees.