Planners | Healthy Trees, Healthy Lives

To increase cardiovascular health, increase the amount of neighborhood forests

EPA EPA Science Matters Newsletter, February 26, 2018

To reduce the liklihood of death from respiratory illness, increase the area of residential greenspace

Villeneuve, P; et al Environmental Research, Vol. 115, May 2012, pp. 51-58

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

To reduce stress and increase overall cardiovascular health, increase abundance of neighborhood trees

Yeager, R. et al Journal of the American Heart Association, 7(24), Dec 2018

To reduce the risk of death from heart disease, increase the greenspace area in underserved neighborhoods

Silveira IH, Junger WL Revista de Saude Publica, 52(49), 2018

To reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, increase community greenspace and green infrastructure

Seo, S; et al Environment International, Vol. 125, April 2019, pp. 51-57

To reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, ensure every residence is within 1/4 mile of community greenspace

Tamosiunas, A., Grazuleviciene, R., Luksiene, D. et al Environmental Health, 13(1), Mar. 2014, p. 20

For healthy birthweights, ensure greenspaces are accessibile in residiential areas; specifically low income areas

Dadvan, P. et al Environment International, Vol. 71, Oct. 2014, pp. 101-108

For healthy birthweights, increase tree canopy in neighborhoods with the lowest tree cover

Fong, K.C. et al International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(6),June 2018, 1248

To decrease premature birth rates, increase the abundance of residential street trees

Abelt, K and McLafferty, S International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(7), July 2017, 771