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Every year, between 3 and 4 million people around the world die as a result of air pollution and its lifelong impacts on human health, from asthma to cardiac disease to strokes. Each summer, thousands of unnecessary deaths result from heat waves in urban areas. Studies have shown that trees are a cost-effective solution for both of these challenges.
This report from The Nature Conservancy outlines steps that can be taken to improve funding for trees to improve public health.
They offer lesson plans and activities for all ages that can be easily incorporated into existing curriculum or used in informal settings.
Information about the benefits trees provide for people, including environmental, social, and economic benefits. Also provides external links for further information about benefits. Provided by the USDA Forest Service and Urban & Community Forestry.
A quick informational video from the USDA Forest Service about the relationship between trees and human health.
Website presents research on the effect of nature and green spaces in urban areas on human health and well-being. Users can search through specific research themes and view additional resources. Created with collaboration from University of Washington, USDA Forest Service, and Urban & Community Forestry.
Information from the USDA Forest Service about the effects of emerald ash borer on the health of residents in infested communities, what the emerald ash borer is, and why it is important to save ash trees.
Article by the USDA Forest Service discussing several studies conducted by Geoffrey Donovan. They include his studies on the effect of trees on babies' birth weight and how trees influence crime. Additionally, the article mentions how his findings influence where and why trees are planted and how they are maintained.
Information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about climate change in Illinois and how the Illinois, Mississippi, and Ohio rivers, the Great Lakes, agriculture, air pollution and human health will be affected by the increasing frequency of heavy precipitation, flooding, droughts, and extreme heat.
Información sobre los beneficios de los árboles, incluyendo beneficios sociales, comunitarios, ambientales y económicos. La página también proporciona detalles sobre los árboles como inversiones. Proporcionado por International Society of Arboriculture y Asociación Española de Arboricultura.