How Nature Can Help
We all know the benefits of spending time in nature: it reduces stress, improves mood and can even help us to think more creatively. But did you know that there are specific species of trees which have been shown to improve our wellbeing? The following blog post explores what we know so far about how certain types of trees affect our well-being, and offers tips on how you might be able to incorporate them into your garden or workspace.. The trees and wellness are related so much, and here is how you can use nature to feel better.
The first step is to identify the type of tree you want.
Easier said than done, you say? Not necessarily! There are some relatively simple rules which can help guide your choice. For example, trees with broad leaves tend to have a positive effect on mood because their shape reflects light in all directions (more about this later). You also need to consider what kind of conditions they’ll require – for instance, deciduous trees will give maximum benefit during spring and summer when it’s warm enough for them to be out; coniferous evergreen tress should be planted where there is little or no wind so that their needles don’t break off. Other factors like soil pH levels may come into play too
The second step is knowing which trees are best.
One of the most important factors is to pick a tree with broad leaves – research has shown that they have an overall positive effect on mood, probably because their shape reflects light in all directions. A study by Japanese researchers back in 1993 showed that people who sat near maples or gingko biloba felt calmer and less anxious than those who didn’t; another experiment carried out by Dutch scientists found that anxiety levels were lower when patients had views of leafy trees rather than buildings from their hospital beds (thankfully I don’t need to worry about this one). Other studies show us how having more green space can improve feelings of self-worth too, which could be due to increased contact with nature for example..