Shaping Societies with Trees

Sustainable Community Forestry

Trees help to soothe our spirits.  With more trees being cut down, humans will lose the connection with nature that decreases physical, psychological, and social breakdowns.  Instead, crime rates, abuse, and social isolation will rise.

Trees provide a healing power.  Studies show hospital rooms with visible trees outside have patients with a faster recovery rate and fewer pain medicines.  Children with ADHD have been shown to function for effectively after activities among plants rather than activities indoors.  Nature gives our voluntary attention a rest by drawing our involuntary attention.

Trees also boast communal power.  Places with many flowers and trees often become focal points for neighborhoods, with parents bringing children to play and others taking walks for exercise.  Nature provides a way to create relationships and strengthen existing ones.

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