The Human Health and Social Benefits of Urban Forests is a short (7.5 pages plus citations and title page) overview of the known human health and social benefits of urban trees. Released with a September 2016 publication date, it’s a great document to slip into sales packets, quotes or as substantiation when speaking before City Council. Among the green space benefits documented and presented: Improved mental and physical health, improved physical activity, improved academic performance, increased social cohesion, influence on crime rates and environmental justice. The majority of citations are within the past five years.
NewTerrain March 1, 2017.