Worsening of tree-related public health issues under climate change

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.


  1. 1.

    Lewis, S. L., Wheeler, C. E., Mitchard, E. T. A. & Koch, A. Nature 568, 25–28 (2019).

  2. 2.

    Bastin, J. F. et al. Science 365, 76–79 (2019).

  3. 3.

    Maier, H. et al. Br. J. Dermatol. 149, 990–997 (2003).

  4. 4.

    Spiegel, W., Maier, H. & Maier, M. Lancet 363, 1438 (2004).

  5. 5.

    Toxic processionary caterpillar plague spreads across Europe. BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48880468 (2019).

  6. 6.

    Ding, D. et al. Lancet 388, 1311–1324 (2016).

  7. 7.

    Jia, P. Lancet Planet. Health 3, e57–e59 (2019).

  8. 8.

    Distribution of Atlas moths. National Database Flora and Fauna https://www.verspreidingsatlas.nl/I0174 (2020).

  9. 9.

    Willis, K. J. & Petrokofsky, G. Science 356, 374–376 (2017).

  10. 10.

    Is the Sneez’n Season Getting Longer and Stronger? Canberra Pollen Count and Forecast https://www.canberrapollen.com.au/news-events/is-the-sneezn-season-getting-longer-and-stronger/ (2019).

  11. 11.

    Heylen, D. et al. Sci. Total Environ. 670, 941–949 (2019).

Download references


This work is supported by the research grant from the State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology of China (grant no. SKLURE2018-2-5). P.J. thanks the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the West China School of Public Health in Sichuan University for funding the ISLE and supporting the ISLE’s research activities.

Author information

T.W. and P.J. conceived the idea and collected the data. P.J. and T.W. drafted the manuscript. A.V.V., M.V.A. and A.S. provided critical comments and revised the manuscript.

Correspondence to Peng Jia or Tiejun Wang.

Ethics declarations

Competing interests

The authors declare no competing interests.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Jia, P., Wang, T., van Vliet, A.J.H. et al. Worsening of tree-related public health issues under climate change. Nat. Plants 6, 48 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-020-0598-2

Download citation