Greening the concrete jungle: the importance of urban trees and woods
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.Download PDF (1.50 MB)
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Why are trees important for biodiversity?
Woodland is home to a wealth of wildlife. If we don't protect what we have left and work to create woodlands of the future, we stand to lose more than just trees.Discover what trees offer