Planting Trees on Vacant Urban Land ‘Reduces Feelings of Depression and Improves Overall Mental Health of Local Residents’ – The London Economic

Researchers say that revitalising rundown and dilapidated areas of towns and cities may be an important – and cheap – way to address crime and mental health issues, particularly in low income urban communities.

Their study shows that ‘greening up’ empty urban land “significantly reduces” feelings of depression and improves overall mental health for the surrounding residents.

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