Discover the Health Benefits of Tree for All

Bringing nature back into our communities doesn’t just benefit water quality and wildlife — it’s essential to the health and wellbeing of all the people who live, work, and play in the Tualatin River Watershed.

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While we may intuitively know that we feel better after sitting under a tree or taking a stroll through a park, scientific evidence has confirmed that nature provides significant health benefits. Thirty years of scientific research shows that trees and green areas are important for human health and wellbeing. Nature not only creates a healthier living environment, it improves our physical and mental health, enhances cognitive function, and creates happier, more connected communities. In other words, we need nature just as much as the fish, songbirds, and beavers do.

The best part is, when we bring nature back into our neighborhoods we don’t have to vacation outside of the city for these benefits. They are available to us right in our communities. Additionally, because of the high population density of urban areas, every square inch of nearby nature has the potential to benefit hundreds of people daily. Because Tree for All is bringing back Mother Nature on a landscape-scale, this translates into equally large-scale health benefits. Read on to learn more about how Tree for All is helping Washington County residents live longer, healthier, and happier lives.

Wellness Walks at Fernhill: View a short video