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12 benefits of trees you never thought of

Tribune News Service Logo Tribune News Service | Slide 1 of 13: Everyone knows trees provide oxygen, but what about some of their lesser known benefits, like helping depression or keeping people shopping longer? Trees have quite a few arguments in favor of not turning them into logs, but we typically only cite the more well-known ones. Here are 12 we've compiled that you may not have even thought of.

12 benefits of trees you never thought of

Everyone knows trees provide oxygen, but what about some of their lesser known benefits, like helping depression or keeping people shopping longer? Trees have quite a few arguments in favor of not turning them into logs, but we typically only cite the more well-known ones. Here are 12 we've compiled that you may not have even thought of.

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