Connecting with nature is so important as it improves your mental health and connection to place. Australians have endured a lot recently - drought, bushfires, and a global pandemic – and we need to connect with nature now more than ever for:
- Respite - from the demands of our fast-paced society
- Recovery - evidence shows nature supports mental health and recovery from stress
- Resilience - by supporting respite and recovery, nature helps build our long-term resilience.
Not to mention, as more people are continuing to work from home, having more trees visible from your home office is a powerful benefit for your mental health and wellbeing and encourage people to spend more time outdoors.
Join the Everyone Plant One campaign to support one million trees across Greater Sydney by 2022. It’s a big goal but an important one. Because, when everyone plants one, it’s better for everyone.
Select trees that are right for your landscaping and environmental needs. Consider the planting location relative to your home office or other parts of your home where you spend most of your time. Think about things like how much maintenance will the selected species require, the amount of water needed, space limitations, zoning requirements and soil type.
If you need help choosing a variety of tree, check our recommended species.
Want to learn more?
Read the journal articles below:
- The association between green space and mental health varies across the lifecourse. A longitudinal study
- Therapeutic Influences of Plants in Hospital Rooms on Surgical Recovery
- Psychological Benefits of Walking through Forest Areas
- Do Experiences With Nature Promote Learning? Converging Evidence of a Cause-and-Effect Relationship