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This simple addition to a city can dramatically improve people’s mental health

Trees have been scientifically proven to improve mental health. Image: REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Mark McCord

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Effect size of street tree density and species richness at different spatial distances around the participants’ home (buffer widths) on antidepressant prescriptions. Street tree density and richness were standardized to units of standard deviation prior to analysis. Imputed dataset (n = 9571).
The study found that proximity to trees reduced antidepressant prescriptions Image: De Montford University
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