|An urban sidewalk lined with trees|
That’s right. Trees can actually make us safer. “Robert Taylor Homes” in Chicago was, at one time, the world’s largest public housing development. As you might expect, most of the areas between these buildings consisted of concrete and asphalt; however, there did exist small pockets of trees in certain areas in the development.
In 2001, Researchers from the University of Illinois conducted research to find out how the Robert Taylor Homes residents’ contact with trees was affecting their overall well-being and safety.
|Chicago’s Robert Taylor Homes public housing development|
|A "Tree Diagram" showing some of the results of the study in Chicago|
ACTrees Homepage: http://actrees.org
Trees for the Future Homepage: http://www.treesforthefuture.org/
Arbor Day Foundation Homepage: https://www.arborday.org/index.cfm