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For every dollar invested in planting, cities see an average of $2.25 return on investment each year.
A new USDA Forest Service study projects that urban land in the lower 48 states will more than double between 2010 and 2060, which will expand the importance of urban forests in relation to environmental quality and human well-being.
New research shows park prescriptions—a physician’s recommendation to spend time outdoors—can help reduce stress among low-income patients. These findings are among the latest in a growing body of work examining nature’s impact on our physical and mental health.
USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station News Release
(January 19, 2017)
Residential building energy conservation and avoided power plant emissions by urban and community trees in the United States (April 21, 2016):
The U.S. Forest Service found links between insects’ destruction of 100 million trees in the U.S. starting in 2002 and increased human mortality rates.