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.
You are here
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.
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.
This web page provides a diversity of excellent Forest Service and partner conservation education programs and materials for elementary school teachers and children.
This USDA Forest Service DVD series promotes the value of trees in our lives and in our communities using scientific research and citizen testimonials. Each series is intended for a specific audience: citizens, community advocates, and decision makers. Includes links to view the series online as well as the option to obtain a DVD copy of "Community Trees: A Living Investment".
They offer lesson plans and activities for all ages that can be easily incorporated into existing curriculum or used in informal settings.
EnviroAtlas, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tool, allows users to access interactive resources related to the benefits people receive from nature, such as data, maps, and other tools. Includes instructional videos and training documents to demonstrate how to use EnviroAtlas and a link to subscribe to their email list.
This briefing paper from the National Recreation and Park Association provides guidance on financing green infrasturcture projects. The key messages were:
Forestinfo.org is a source for environmental information that is understandable, unbiased, accurate, and available in a wide variety of formats, inlcuding lesson plans, curricula, posters, and more. Dovetail Partners strives to facilitate informed decisions regarding forestry-related issues.
The Forests on the Edge project of the USDA Forest Service uses GIS to determine how forest services are affected by factors such as development, fire, insect pests, and diseases. Includes links to completed reports related to the project.
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.
Award-winning, student-produced documentary about the value of urban trees in Goshen. Web page also includes information about other video awards won by Goshen College students.
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.
The guide from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers information on why partnerships between stormwater managers and parks managers can be beneficial and how you can create such partnerships. The guide presents an overview of green infrastructure and describes practices that can be used to manage stormwater in parks.
GIWiz is a web-based tool from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that helps local officials and other community members learn about the benefits and uses of green infrastructure. Includes access to tools and resources to aid in creating customized reports.
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.
An eGuide from the National Park Service that explores how parks and their partners draw in people from all backgrounds in order to demonstrate how parks are places for healthy living. This toolkit includes examples, helpful resources, and profiles of those who are already integrating these teachings into their parks.
A quick informational video from the USDA Forest Service about the relationship between trees and human health.
The Illinois Wood Utilization Team website includes information about wood utilization from urban and community trees felled in Illinois, including related news stories, blog posts, resources, newsletters, and examples of what can be crafted from the wood.
Mother Nature's Child is a film by Fuzzy Slippers Productions that explores how time spent in nature promotes children’s well-being, contributes to the future of the planet, and nourishes the human spirit. Includes interviews with Richard Louv, David Sobel, Stephen Kellert and others. Available to purchase for an individual's or group's viewing.