Prescriptions | Healthy Trees, Healthy Lives


All Prescriptions

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

To increase the effectiveness of parks and greenspaces on human health, increase species biodiversity

Wood, et al Frontiers in Psycohology, Vol. 9, Nov 2018

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

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

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