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Planting Trees 30 Years Ago May Have Lowered Risk Of Death From Diseases

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Here's today's feel-good story:

After a mass tree-planting event in Oregon 30 years ago, new research shows that those that live near them are at lower risks of death from cardiovascular disease as well as other non-accidental deaths.

The Portland area planted nearly 50,000 trees and kept detailed records of when and where they were planted.

Research was conducted by scientists across the world to measure the effects the trees had on nearby residents.

“We observed the effect both in green and less green neighborhoods, which suggests that street tree planting benefits both,” said Geoffrey H. Donovan, from the USDA Forest Service and first author of the study.

Read more here.

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