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Growing quality of life: urban trees, birth weight, and crime

Urban trees have a positive effect on human health as well as crime rates. City leaders and planners, law enforcement, landscape designers, and neighborhood associations should use this information to create more liveable conditions that improve human health and discourage criminal activity.

Kirkland, J, Donovan, G

Pacific Northwest Research Station Science Findings, Issue 137, 2011

Scientific studies have shown a positive association between urban trees and a reduced risk of underweight babies. Researchers have also found that houses fronted with more street trees experienced lower crime rates.