Sometimes all it takes is seeing an idea in action to try it ourselves. Get inspired by stories about the transformative power of trees.
The Texas Forest Literacy Plan helps the public understand forests and their importance, specifically for health. Through the lens of health and wellness, it becomes easier to appreciate how healthy forests and trees benefit our lives and societies.
A myriad of research shows the health benefits of spending time in nature, but the COVD-19 quarantine has created a disconnection from green spaces for many people.
Research demonstrates positive connections between human health and access to nature. Being near trees has a host of physical and mental health benefits. But tree canopy is not equally distributed in developed areas. Urban forestry specialists are using geospatial analysis of tree canopy to identify residential areas and public spaces to prioritize projects that will cultivate greenspace for healthy communities.