The Woodland Trust

Publication date:

February 2010

Publication type:

Policy paper



Greening the concrete jungle policy paper, February 2010

This policy paper emphasises the importance of urban trees and woods in our towns and cities.

Trees are a vital element in providing structure and texture to green infrastructure and:

  • contribute to improved health and well-being
  • support biodiversity
  • mitigate the urban heat island effect
  • reduce surface water in our towns
  • improve air quality.

Maintaining our urban tree cover is essential.

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