In a scientific report published July 9, 2015, researchers presented a fascinating case for planting trees in urban neighbourhoods.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada was the large urban centre studied during this comprehensive greenspace analysis. By studying the tree data maintained by the City of Toronto combined with high-resolution satellite imagery, and coupled with questionnaire-based self-reports of general health perception from the Ontario Health Study, the results were impressive.
Having more than 10 trees on a typical city block readily improved personal health perception in ways comparable to:
i) income increases upwards of $10,000
ii) moving to a neighbourhood with a $10,0000 higher median income
iii) being 7 years younger.
Learn more about the power of trees and why you should consider greenscaping in the full report: http://www.nature.com/articles/srep11610