Forest Therapy Benefit Reference List

Reference list of scientific evidence highlighting the benefits of Forest Therapy:


G.N. Bratman, J.P. Hamilton, K.S. Hahn, G.C. Daily, J.J. Gross. (2015) Nature experience reduces rumination and subgenual prefrontal cortex activation. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 112 (28) (2015) https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.1510459112


Mark A. Flynn, Emery Veilleux, Alexandru Stana, A post from the woods: Social media, well-being and our connection to the natural world, Computers in Human Behavior Reports, 5, (100171), (2022). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chbr.2022.100171


Browning, Matthew & Lee, Kangjae & Wolf, Kathleen. (2019). Tree cover shows an inverse relationship with depressive symptoms in elderly residents living in U.S. nursing homes. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 41. 10.1016/j.ufug.2019.03.002. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331509064_Tree_cover_shows_an_inverse_relationship_with_depressive_symptoms_in_elderly_residents_living_in_US_nursing_homes


Lee, I., Choi, H., Bang, K. S., Kim, S., Song, M., & Lee, B. (2017). Effects of Forest Therapy on Depressive Symptoms among Adults: A Systematic Review. International journal of environmental research and public health, 14(3), 321. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14030321


Hunter, M. R., Gillespie, B. W., & Chen, S. Y. (2019). Urban Nature Experiences Reduce Stress in the Context of Daily Life Based on Salivary Biomarkers. Frontiers in psychology, 10, 722.