How green growing things restore us
View across Lake Macquarie from Munibung Hill

How green growing things restore us

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It’s not surprising to know that when people are a bit down in the dumps, a walk outdoors can do the world of good.  So it’s good to hear once again that trees have powers beyond those of providing shade and shelter. In Healed by Trees: The surprising ways in which green growing things restore us, Natalie Silvinski (Yes! No 87, Autumn 2018) talks about nature’s “cognitive restoration”, the problem with urbanisaation, investing in ‘green’.  To get the full story, log onto –  https://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/mental-health/the-restorative-power-of-trees-20180919

And while we’re on the subject of trees, consider this ambitious program in South Korea – the establishment of dozens of “healing forests” as part of South Korea’s surprising prescription to improve its citizens’ health and wellbeing –  https://ideas.ted.com/can-trees-heal-people/