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  • Dave Nowak. Photo by Kelsey Nowak.

    Featured Scientist

    Forester Dave Nowak studies urban forests effect on human health.

  • The Memorial of Remembrance at the Shrine of St. Joseph in Stirling, N.J., is a landscape of resilience. Photo credit: Living Memorials Project National Registry

    Featured Research

    The Memorial of Remembrance at the Shrine of St. Joseph in Stirling, N.J., is a landscape of resilience.

  • Publication provides long view on Baltimore’s history with pollution and environmental justice. Photo by Geoffrey Buckley, Ohio University

    Featured Product

    Publication provides long view on Baltimore’s history with pollution and environmental justice.

  • A partnership helps quantify the value of urban forests. Photo credit: Morton Arboretum, used with permission.

    Featured Partnership

    A partnership helps quantify the value of urban forests.

March 2015 - Urban Forests and Human Health

While our own efforts to be healthy sometimes falter (this winter has required a certain amount of comfort food, after all), trees are more steadfast. Research is revealing that trees contribute to human health in a variety of ways, including removing air pollution, which saves hundreds of lives and prevents acute respiratory symptoms for thousands of people every year. The benefits extend beyond physical health; natural resources are a mechanism for individual and collective recovery from disaster.

This month, we feature a scientist, research, a product and a partnership that illustrate how trees benefit human health.

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