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Want to live longer? Consider planting a tree

By Dino Grandoni

12 Feb 2023 · 3 min read

Trees offer numerous health benefits, including better air quality and reduced stress. A recent study in the USA found that fewer people died in neighborhoods where a nonprofit planted more trees.

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Put down the apple. It's the tree that may help keep the doctor away.

In urban areas, trees shade sidewalks, suck up air pollution, soften traffic noise - and are just plain nice to look at. And by taking climate-warming carbon out of the atmosphere, trees are good for the planet, too.

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