Human Health


http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/2013/11/25/the-witness-trees/ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem Evangeline begins with the words “This is the forest primeval”. Longfellow was talking about the rich Acadian forest, and was taking a little poetic license. In fact, settlers and boat-builders had already pillaged those forests. They were later altered again and again as the pulp and […]

The Witness Trees


Wendy Koch, USA TODAY http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/02/04/us-cities-urban-forests/1891345/ Ten U.S. cities have thriving urban forests — parks, trails, gardens — that clean the air, attract tourists, boost property values and reduce energy costs, a federally funded survey finds. Survey says U.S. cities find green spaces have multiple benefits. The 10 best cities for urban […]

The 10 best U.S. cities for urban forests


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-louv/nature-mental-health_b_2490713.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings, we’ve talked about gun laws and mental health treatment, amid a host of other responses. But one potential additional tool has not been mentioned. Now, let me say right off that I don’t pretend nature is a paragon of peace. […]

Restoring Peace: 6 Ways Nature in Our Lives Can Reduce ...