Forest Bathing

After being immersed for two months in a market at least one trader likened to chasing a rock while skydiving, most lumber wholesalers probably aren’t looking to take another bath for a while. Even still, while some lumber buyers might be wondering if it’s finally safe to go back in the water, UBC’s Dean of Forestry John Innes argues it’s always a good time to bathe in trees. In fact Inness and co-author Farah Shroff tell us here in The Tyee “significant evidence exists for health improvements based on visiting forests, so physicians around the world are increasingly recommending that patients exercise or spend time amongst trees.” The writers convincingly argue that better forest management and conservation in B.C. would yield great potential for population health improvement.

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Treetops Adventure, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Photo credit: ejharder

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