Things We Heart – April 2019

We’ve rounded up some of the best tree stuff on the web for your enjoyment. Check out this month’s highlights below:

Why Trees Can Make You Happier

Research suggests that being around trees is good for our mental and social well-being. The benefits include feeling less stressed and more restored, improved health, and more. According to research, “It may be that some of these benefits have to do with how forests affect our brains. One study found that people living in proximity to trees had better ‘amygdala integrity’—meaning, a brain structure better able to handle stressors.” Read more about why trees can make you happier.

Bob Ross to Help Plant Trees

Bob Ross once said, “There’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.” Well, Michiganders living near Mitchell State Park will have 15 new friends this spring thanks to Bob Ross Inc partnering with the State Park system for their centennial anniversary year. Read more about these happy little trees.

Instagram’s Newest Star Is … A Tree?

In recent days, an Instagram post, from eco-friendly apparel company Tentree, about planting trees has been making its way up the list of most-liked posts in the platform’s history. For every ten likes the post gets, Tentree is pledging to plant one tree in an effort to help reforest the world. But forest restoration is about more than just planting. Read more about this viral Instagram post and what conservationists have to say about the future of forests.

 

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