In this story on Napa Valley Patch, the Davey Institute and U.S. Forest Service give results of a recent a study showing that trees really do save lives along with many other environmental, economical and emotional benefits.
Published June 27, 2013.
Trees save lives! According to new research just released from the U.S. Forest Service and the Davey Institute, urban forests across the country save thousands of lives every year. Trees not only save lives, but according to the study, they reduce hospital visits and the number of days taken off work, and help people nationwide breathe better. They do this simply by collecting pollutants on their leaves and branches and thus remove them from the air.
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