Planting trees can help prevent premature deaths

Volunteers have been planting trees in Wisdom Park every weekend since April 2018.

New researches by scientists in the United States have shown the benefits of increasing tree cover in cities to people’s physical and mental health.  In Philadelphia, America’s fifth-largest city, researchers touted that hundreds of premature deaths can be prevented every year if the city’s tree cover were increased by just 10%.

While other types of greenery are thought to have health benefits as well, the study said trees are thought to be particularly helpful. The study revealed that tree canopy is more effective than shrubs and lawns at reducing air temperatures, and can result in better health as well as fostering community cohesion.

 

READ the CNN-Health article here:

Planting trees help prevent premature deaths in Philadelphia.