A recent study looked at 3599 respondents from Spain, the Netherlands, Lithuania and the UK. These individuals provided answers to questions on commuting behaviors and mental health. The study found that those who commuted daily through natural environments had better mental health indicators and that active commuting alone was not found to be associated with improved mental health. This is another great case for the importance of investing in natural infrastructure to enhance human health.
The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) in conjunction with the Science and Research Committee (SRC) is looking for proposals for literature reviews including an emphasis on urban and community forestry. This could be a great opportunity to shed additional light on aspects of urban forests such as climate change impacts, and strategic management. To learn more about this opportunity, check out the proposal requirements.