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The Impact of a Tree

How Tree’s Impact Us Now in Naperville Illinois

Bringing Japanese Forest Bathing to Naperville IL

In the past trees have been with no question incredibly important to us humans especially through our evolution giving us shelter, protection, food etc, however today apart from the environmental aspect (leaving this aside) you could question, well how are trees really that important to our lives anymore, yes there important to the environment but apart from that are they really?

Well the answer is unquestionable Yes they are important and the following article will outline why and how essential they are to our world for so many reasons, in fact there so important, the world depends on them, so we depend on them.

Japanese Forest Bathing

According to Japanese research, its been scientifically proven that forest bathing, a Japanese activity that involves spending time among trees, has significant direct benefits to our health, I have known this for years growing up around trees my whole life, and seeing how I have benefited from them but the research also backs this up.

Some of the Forest Bathing benefits:

 

  • Boosted immune system functioning, with an increase in the count of the body’s Natural Killer (NK) cells.
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Reduced stress
  • Improved mood
  • Increased ability to focus, even in children with ADHD
  • Accelerated recovery from surgery or illness
  • Increased energy level
  • Improved sleep

 

They are known to have a great impact on our general health and psychological well being also can be attributed to keeping our stress levels down. So spending time among trees is especially beneficial during difficult and stressful times in our lives, try it.
From an environmental and practical aspect, trees take in carbon dioxide and excess ground water and product oxygen so act as sponges and air filters for our local environment. They also provide habitat and food for our wildlife and balance our eco system.

As a sustainable resource that contributes so positively to our environment, it also provides a great building material that is sustainable, currently with limited resources for cement and other building materials, reinforced timber panels and now proven to be a good match for the strength of more general concrete buildings and is starting to be used in multistory building and will engineers wood in general will pay an increasing role in how we build buildings in the future.

Tree Maintenance For Better Living

Not only should be protect the trees we have but we should be planting as many as we can to make our environment a better place to be but also to protect the eco system we have as well as providing a very beneficial habitat for our plants and animals as well as a positive place for us to go and heal ourselves in times of stress as a solution to removing ourselves from the current challenges of a more progressive live. If you need some further information and expert advice in maintaining you trees, these local tree experts: http://treesurgical.com/naperville, can help you, additionally if you want to have the health of your trees and you need to assess disease or health issues, contact your local arborist for expert advice at http://treesurgical.com/arborist-naperville

If trees are a counteractive measure to our busy lives and commercial progress, it seems obvious that they will be increasingly more important as we progress there by making them invaluable.