Trees Make Canadians Feel Healthier

By Elizabeth Preston | July 10, 2015 10:47 am

What’s a tree worth to you? According to a large study in Toronto, trees may increase both how healthy you feel and how healthy you really are. Having some extra foliage on your block could be as good for your health as a pay raise–or an anti-aging machine.

It’s a complicated relationship to figure out, because variables that affect how many trees you see each day could also affect your health. The population of a concrete, inner-city apartment complex may have socioeconomic differences, for example, from the population of a leafy, well-tended suburb. University of Chicago psychologist Marc Berman and his colleagues used a detailed analysis to try to tease out the impact of trees themselves.

Continue reading here: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/inkfish/2015/07/10/trees-make-canadians-feel-healthier/

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