What is so magical about being in a wood, forest or tree-lined park?
It seems research may have the answers, and unsurprisingly, the benefits may be to do with the sensory opportunities of a tree-filled environment.
“Other benefits are more subtle. Green, leafy trees can provide sensory relief in urban areas dominated by hard surfaces, right angles, glass and concrete, and intrusive, attention-seeking advertising.”
“The vibrant colours, natural shapes and textures, the fresh aromas and rustling of leaves in the breeze all provide distraction and relief from whatever it was you might have been thinking about, or even stressing over,” Associate Professor Feng said.