Admittedly, the term “forest bathing” does sound a bit odd. (It might even leave you wondering if it’s legal!) But forest bathing is very real, and on World Mental Health Day, we wanted to show the mental health benefits of being around trees, as well as some other overall health benefits.
Nashville native Dorothy “Dot” Holman is a community activist, author, and a member of Nashville’s Metro Tree Advisory Committee. And she has loved trees her whole life.
Read more about her history and how she is spreading the message about tree benefits in our conversation below. Trust us: you will be inspired!
What do “tree people” from all over the country like to do when they get together? Spread the love of trees to new generations!
Root Nashville is a campaign to plant 500,000 trees, and we can’t achieve this goal alone.
Most people will agree that the world’s most beautiful places are almost always green. Trees add beauty to any environment. New Yorkers attest that Central Park is a gem of the city, and an aerial shot of Manhattan quickly reveals the legendary park as a green oasis amidst a sea of concrete.