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YOU GIVE US THE SPACE,

WE MAKE IT GREEN

BIOPHILIA

Through millions of years of human history, our ancestors lived in close connection to nature and the world of forests, fields, and trees.  Biophilia is defined as "the innately emotional affiliation of human beings to other living organisms."  This theory predicts that human beings should be happier, healthier, and more at peace when they live in the presence of nature.

Scientific studies have borne this theory out in practice, showing that exposure to nature reduces stress, speeds up recovery for hospital patients, lowers blood pressure, reduces depression, and increases insulin sensitivity among diabetics.  In one recent study, for example, for every 10 trees planted per block, residents felt 1 percent healthier, the equivalent of giving "each household in that neighborhood $10,000," according to the University of Chicago.

City Forest Solutions brings trees, gardens, and meadows into the city by transforming vertical and horizontal spaces into living expressions of the natural world.