Report on Trees & Green-space Effects

Here is a very interesting report on how green-space and parks affect people and communities. To see the  full report, please click on PARK PEOPLE or visit their website www.PARKPEOPLE.CA
A few  highlights are:
“Research shows that residents of neighbourhoods with greenery in common spaces are more likely to enjoy stronger ties than those who live surrounded by barren concrete.” – The Trust for Public Land, 2006.
25.6%: Increase in regular exercise when people have access to free public places, like parks
57%: Would select one neighbourhood over another if it were close to parks and open space.
One tree Generates:
$31,250 worth of oxygen
$62,000 worth of air pollution control,
$37,500 worth of water
$31,250 worth of soil erosion control
Cities are where most Canadians choose to live, work and play. Parks are “green engines” that help address nearly every issue cities face from health to food security, from public safety to community cohesion. More than ever, parks are at the center of public life. Park People builds stronger communities by animating and improving parks, placing them at the heart of life in the city. We hope you’ll join us in leading a city park renaissance.

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