Healthy trees, healthy places - the benefits of trees and woodland in urban environments

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2013 Policy paper 16
Healthy trees healthy places

Investing in a vibrant and thriving natural environment is critical to key services, read how this can be achieved...

Here the Woodland Trust puts forward the benefits of trees in urban areas. Trees can support health and well being, improve urban biodiversity, mitigate the urban heat island, reduce surface water and improve air quality. They can also contribute to regenerating and reinvigorating the local economy. Advice is given on what councils and individuals can do.