In the News

On the Northern California Study

Kaiser  study finds health care system costs were lower for people who live in greener areas.
Clemson  faculty report in new study that nature’s benefits may include savings on health care costs.
Neighborhood green space tied to lower health care costs.
Medical costs lower for those living in greener areas.
Rural areas decrease medical expenditure costs.
Areas with an increase of green space shows a decrease of health care costs.
Urban greenery helps to decrease health care expenses. 
Research shows one of the advantages of living in greener areas is lower health care costs.
Lower health care costs are a benefit of living in rural neighborhood green areas. 
Living near green space and recreating in nature can reduce healthcare costs.
President of the Western Chapter for the International Society of Arboriculture (and grant partner) links study findings to the practice of urban forestry.

On Other Research

A new study finds that counties with more forest and shrub land spend less per person on Medicare than those dominated by agriculture or urban vegetation.
Dr. Browning and his partners aim to develop a GIS-based modeling tool for use by city arborists across the U.S. that they can use to estimate their communities’ potential rate of return on investments in urban forestry.