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A Dose-Response Curve Describing the Relastionship Between Urban Tree Cover Density and Self-Reported Stress Recovery

The key finding is that “exposure to settings that contain nature helps people recover more quickly from the psychological symptoms of stress.”

Jiang, B et al

Environment and Behavior, 48(4), Sept. 2014, pp. 607-629

The research team found that “at the lowest level of tree density [2%], 41% of participants reported a calming effect. As tree cover density reached 36%, more than 90% of participants reported a stress recovery experience.”