Social and Cultural Benefits of Trees urban forest

Studies have identified a direct correlation between the amount of trees and grass in community common spaces and the use of those common spaces by residents, which leads to more opportunities for informal social interaction and greater relationships between neighbors. Research suggests that trees afford a place for neighbors to meet and get to know each other which leads to less incidences of crime.

When you think about a place that is important, consider nature and the trees that surround the area. Trees help build a sense of community character and place and are important to the people that live in communities. Trees also make streets move livable and safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

Fast Facts with respect to trees on crime and fear, community building, safe streets, and place attachment and meaning from Green Cities: Good Health.