Why Trees Matter/都市林の重要性記事

春の記事ですが、NewYork Timesから都市林の重要性に関する記事が出されています







What we do know, however, suggests that what trees do is essential though often not obvious. Decades ago, Katsuhiko Matsunaga, a marine chemist at Hokkaido University in Japan, discovered that when tree leaves decompose, they leach acids into the ocean that help fertilize plankton. When plankton thrive, so does the rest of the food chain. In a campaign called Forests Are Lovers of the Sea, fishermen have replanted forests along coasts and rivers to bring back fish and oyster stocks. And they have returned.


In Japan, researchers have long studied what they call “forest bathing.” A walk in the woods, they say, reduces the level of stress chemicals in the body and increases natural killer cells in the immune system, which fight tumors and viruses. Studies in inner cities show that anxiety, depression and even crime are lower in a landscaped environment.


Forest bathing enhances human natural killer activity and expression of anti-cancer proteins.:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17903349



バイオフィリックデザイン/Biophilic landscape design

商業店舗におけるバイオフィリックデザイン採用のメリット/The Benefits of Biophilia and Greenery in Retail

ASLA Annual Meeting 2017 / Los Angeles