tree health and human health

plantknitter(8)February 8, 2013

Interesting article on emerald ash borer killing trees and an increase in human illness:

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2013/01/tree-and-human-health-may-be-linked

trees are oxygen providers afterall....

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plantknitter(8)

can't do a link in an original post for some reason.........
here is the link

Here is a link that might be useful: tree health and human health link

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 12:40AM
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larry_gene

Most interesting to me was "...it did not prove a causal link. The reason for the association is yet to be determined."

In urban areas, trees and branches (usually older, rotting trees) fall on people. This could be as significant a health issue as the above article topic.

I specifically avoid a tree at SE 48th and Raymond. But people park their cars under it all the time.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 11:55PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Sporadic accidents befalling small numbers of individuals do not negate general daily health benefits to everyone.

Speaking of cars, people die in those all the time, without trees being involved.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 1:10PM
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larry_gene

..but the cause and effect is much easier to prove. And the numbers are probably not small; in the past 12 months, 3 major stories of trees causing injury in Portland alone, and not weather-related.

Parking under huge, rotting trees is more avoidable than is driving on the open road.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 11:11PM
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larry_gene

...and I suspect that if one did enough studies, human health improvements could be found in cities that have conducted Ailanthus tree removal campaigns.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 11:29PM
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