Trees in our towns - the role of trees and woodland in managing water quality and quantity

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2012 Discussion paper 12
Trees in our towns

Trees, woodland and green space have a role in managing urban water quality and quantity...

Integrating trees into towns and cities can improve water quality, help mitigate flooding and benefit society. Increasing woodland and tree cover in urban areas also brings a range of additional benefits: improved air quality, mitigating the ‘urban island heat’ effect, supporting wildlife, and providing pleasant places to walk and relax.