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.
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A USDA Forest Service online search engine that allows users to search for and share full text publications by research and development scientists in the USDA Forest Service and others. Includes guidance on how to use the search tool as well as a help page for further instruction.
The USDA Forest Service's Climate Change Resource Center offers a synthesis of the role urban forests have in climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. Includes recommended readings, research, and tools.
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.
A compilation of the benefits children receive when they experience outdoor play in nature, created by Chicago Wilderness. The majority of the studies mentioned have been published in peer-reviewed journals. The Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights is listed at the end.
The Alliance for Community Trees has compiled a list of scientifically proven tree benefits. Benefits listed include those related to green infrastructure, public health, roads and traffic, business, property value, climate change and carbon, energy use, community, and wildlife. Citations are included for each source.
An annotated bibliography from Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI) containing tree benefits research findings with citations. Benefit categories include water, crime, physical health, financial, social/cultural, mortality, mental health, energy bills, and ecosystem services. Additionally, negatives and disadvantages of trees are mentioned. A printable PDF version is also available.