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To decrease the number of employee sick days, provide natural light exposure, outdoor access, and green views

Elzeyadi, I.M.K. Greenbuilding Council 2011 Proceedings, USGBC Press.

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

For college student mental well-being, spend at least 10 minutes a day in a treed natural setting

Meredith, GR et al Frontiers in Psychology, Vol. 10(2942), Jan. 2020

To improve the quality of life of residents and self-reported mental health, increase the amount of accessible urban natural greenspaces

Maller, CJ, Henderson-Wilson, C, Townsend, M Ecohealth, 6, Mar. 2010, pp. 553-556

To decrease incidences of psychological distress, ensure greenspaces have a minimum of 30% tree cover

Astell-Burt, Thomas; Feng, Xiaoqi JAMA Network Open. 2019; 2(7):e198209

To alleviate post-stroke symptoms in dementia residents of care facilities, provide access to a treed wander garden

Detweiler MB1, Warf C. Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine, 11(4), Jul/Aug 2005, pp. 54-58

To increase quality of life for dementia residents in care facilities, provide access to treed wander gardens

Detweiler MB1, Murphy PF, Myers LC, Kim KY. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias, 23(1), Feb/Mar 2008, pp. 31-45

To help manage coronary artery disease, take a 30-minute walk every day in a shaded park-like environment

Grazuleviciene, R; et al BioMed Research Internation, Volume 2015, Article ID 403012