Urban air quality - how trees can improve air quality

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2012 Discussion paper 12
Urban Air Quality

Improved air quality is often cited as one of the potential benefits of increasing tree cover in urban areas.

While air quality in the UK has improved in recent decades, concentrations of some pollutants are now levelling off and there remain serious health issues relating to air quality, particularly in towns and cities. This discussion paper examines these issues in greater depth.