The Scientific Benefit of Trees for People: A Literature Review

The Scientific Benefit of Trees for People: A Literature Review


This short literature review provides 79 citations for the benefits of trees in the urban environment. This list of citations is not comprehensive, and does not contain citations that describe the potential drawbacks of trees, or tree inequities possible or present in communities.

In a nutshell, this resource offers:

  • Citations that describe the value of trees in the urban environment, from ecosystem services to local economies to human health to community cohesion.
  • Quick facts and figures from the peer-reviewed literature that assert the importance of trees–and a lot of them–in cities.

How to use this resource:

  • As a source for peer-reviewed citations that can be easily inserted into planning documents, grant proposals, or other publications.

Author: Jessica Turner-Skoff

Point of contact: Jessica Turner-Skoff, Science Communication Leader, Morton Arboretum, jturner@mortonarb.org 

Resource is available online here.

 

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