Healthy woods, healthy lives - how green spaces can improve public health

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2013 Case study 6
Healthy Woods Healthy Lives

How can trees and green space encourage healthy lifestyles and improve public health? read these case studies to see how...

As well as providing environmental and biodiversity benefits, woods and trees help reduce the negative impacts of our changing climate, support economic growth, promote healthy lifestyles and help to alleviate a range of debilitating illnesses. These case studies illustrate the benefits of trees for physical and mental health and show how visiting and spending time in woods contributes towards health and wellbeing.