Trees and Parks Make People Happier and Healthier

city park and skyline; Trees and Parks Make People Happier and Healthier

Living near green spaces provides an enduring mental health boost, this article from Smithsonian asserts.

It’s becoming more clear that trees and parks make people happier and healthier.

Moving to An Area With More Green Space Can Improve Your Mental Health for Years

This Smithsonian article presents evidence of enduring mental health benefits based on our proximity to green space.

And here’s more evidence that trees aren’t just beautiful. By removing pollutants from the air, trees give us healthier air to breathe. They also save energy by shading people and buildings, and actually cool the air around them. And they produce oxygen for us to breathe.

Urban Trees Remove Fine Particulate Air Pollution, Save Lives

More evidence here and here.

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