January 23, 2016

Health Benefits

  • health-benefitsStudies have shown that hospital patients with a view of trees outside their windows recover faster and with fewer complications than those without such views.
  • Social scientists at the University of Washington have shown that a treed environment can reduce blood pressure, improve overall emotional and psychological health.
  • Similarly, trees have been shown to have a calming and healing effect on ADHD adults and teens.
  • A Texas A&M study indicated that urban trees help people relax and improves a sense of well being.
  • Trees absorptive effect of tailpipe pollutants, including carbon monoxide (CO), volatile organic compounds (VOC), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and particulate matter (PM) has a direct benefit on health.
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