Several studies have suggested that tree-filled settings can reduce stress or boost mental health. Now, new research is going further: Late last month, a study published in the journalEnvironmental Pollution suggested trees prevent 850 deaths a year and save billions in health care costs.
And that isn’t even the starkest link the U.S. Forest Service has made between trees and human health.
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