Urban forestry project ties residential nature to healthcare spending
from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Phys.org
A hearty dose of Mother Nature may be an effective antidote for many physical and psychological ailments, several studies have suggested. However, no one has calculated how much money nature's greenery saves on healthcare costs. A new research project intends to explore how urban forestry affects healthcare spending and then build a free online modeling tool city arborists can use to estimate their communities' potential rate of return on their investments in parks and other natural elements.
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