“Forest bathing” is a new way to attract people to spend time under a nearby tree canopy [“How the woods love us back,” Opinion, June 19].

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As a long-time naturalist, I have a paradise three miles from my home. Gardiner County Park is a treasure trove of habitats. Although many people bring their leashed dogs on well-worn paths, there are many smaller paths to make discoveries, take photos or just breathe in beauty. Forests are free, and you don’t need a lifeguard.

Tom Stock, Babylon