Trees May Boost Our Mental Health More Than Grass

CitylabCitylab 2019-08-20

New research finds that, when a neighborhood’s green space leads to better health outcomes, tree canopy provides most of the benefits. In recent years, study after study has found that living in neighborhoods with abundant green space is linked to positive health outcomes. These include better heart health, stronger cognitive development, and greater overall longevity. No wonder these areas are also linked to lower levels of Medicare spending.

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