Trees play key roles in our daily life. Let's explore exactly how.
Quality of Life
Trees increase the quality of life in a neighborhood. They provide shade, clean air, softened soil and create a sustainable environment for everyone.
Trees are "The Lungs of The Earth." They trap air pollutants and play a vital role in keeping city air breathable. Without trees, NYC would be difficult to live in.*
Trees have been proven to lower stress, reduce both depression and anxiety and lower cortisol. In addition, trees combat extreme heat events spurred on by global warming. It has been documented that high temperatures correlate with increased risk of self-harm and rates of violence. **
*As cited in (Jones and McDermott, 2018.) (Nowak and Crane, 2002.) and (Akbari, 2002.).
** As cited in (Mahendren et al, 2021.) (Wells et al, 2003) and (Park et al, 2010.).
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