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More benefits of "forest bathing."

A few days ago I posted a piece about the psychological benefits of what the Japanese call "forest bathing." Well, it is clear that trees also provide physiological benefits to humanity.

Here is a brief piece from The Atlantic that highlights new findings about just how valuable our urban forest is.

Quote:

It is becoming increasingly clear that trees help people live longer, healthier, happier lives—to the tune of $6.8 billion in averted health costs annually in the U.S., according to research published this week. And we're only beginning to understand the nature and magnitude of their tree-benevolence.

Full article here.