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.
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.