“Of course we still use forests for timber,” Shin says. “But I think the health area is the fruit of the forest right now.” His agency has data suggesting that forest healing reduces medical costs and benefits local economies. What’s still needed, he says, is better data on specific diseases and on the natural qualities that make a difference. “What are the main factors in the forest that are most responsible for the physiological benefits, and what types of forests are more effective?”
This excerpt from National Geographic poses a great question from South Korean Forest Service Scientists. "How do we use our forests?" "What does happen to the brain in nature?"
Click here to read the article