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To enhance workplace productivity, optimize window views outside by adding treescapes; supplement with indoor plants

Chang, CY, Chen, PK HortScience, 40(5), Aug. 2005, pp. 1354-1359

To encourage physical activity in adults, increase the amount of neighborhood treescapes and other greenspaces. To reach recommended levels of physical activity, exercise in neighborhoods with high levels of treescapes and other greenspace.

Ellaway, Anne, Sally Macintyre, and Xavier Bonnefoy BMJ, 331:611, Oct. 2005

To improve psychological well-being, increase greenspace species diversity

Aerts, Honnay and Van Nieuwenhuyse British Medical Bulletin, 127(1), Sept 2018, pp. 5–22

To support mental health, increase greenspace biodiversity

Schebella, et al Sustainability, 11(3), 2019, p. 802

To support mental health, increase the diversity and species richness of a greenspace

Southon, et al Landscape and Urban Planning, Vol. 172, April 2018, pp. 1-10

For quicker recovery from stress, ensure greenspaces have a minimum tree cover of 36%

Jiang, B et al Environment and Behavior, 48(4), Sept. 2014, pp. 607-629

To decrease anxiety/mood disorders, increase the amount of usable treed greenspace

Nutsford, Pearson and Kingham. Public Health, 127(11), Nov. 2013, pp. 1005-1011

To increase the overall health of a neighborhood community, particularly that of lower income, ensure there are a least 10 street trees per block

Kardan,O.; Gozdyra, P.; Misic,B. et al Scientific Reports, 5, 11610, July 2015

To reduce medical incidences pertaining to respiratory disease, increase the number of neighborhood trees

Rao, M et al Environmental Pollution, Vol. 194, Nov. 2014, pp. 96-104

To decrease the odds of heart disease and stroke, ensure species diversity and variability within greenspaces

Pereira, et al BMC Public Health, 12:466, 2012