The Woodland Trust

Publication date:

October 2013

Publication type:

Case study



Healthy woods: healthy lives 2013 case study

These case studies look at different examples of how green spaces can improve public health.

As well as providing environmental and biodiversity benefits, trees contribute enormously to health and well-being.

The remarkable case studies consider people with a range of health issues. Visiting and spending time in woods has helped with:

  • physical and mental health
  • obesity
  • dementia
  • autism
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