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Association of Urban greenspace With Mental Health and General Health Among Adults in Australia

In considering nature based solutions for addressing mental health issues, protection, restoration and equal access to urban tree canopy should be prioritized.

Astell-Burt, Thomas; Feng, Xiaoqi

JAMA Network Open. 2019; 2(7):e198209

Exposure of 30% or more totalgreenspace and specifically tree cover were associated with lower incidences of psychological distress and poor health. Exposure to grass of 30% or more, as opposed to tree canopy, had higher incidences of fair to poor health and psychological distress.