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

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, including improved air quality, mitigation of the ‘urban island heat’ effect, the support of wildlife, and the provision of pleasant places to walk and relax.