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Tree-mendous, the Incredible Health Benefit of Trees

Posted in 2015 with tags , , , on July 12, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame



A study of people living in urban areas of Toronto found that having ten more trees in your street benefits your health as much as being seven years younger, or $10,000 richer.

Planting ten more trees on your street gives a health benefit comparable to having $10,000 higher income, moving to a richer neighborhood or being seven years younger, say a team of scientists who quantified the relationship between individual trees, and an individual’s health.Having an extra 11 trees on an urban street further reduces the risk of developing cardio-metabolic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or stroke, and is comparable to having an increase in annual personal income of $20,000, and moving to a neighborhood with $20,000 higher median income.

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