Credit: Philip Formby / WTML
Urban trees and woodland are often made up of very hardy species that are resistant to pollution, such as silver birch, sycamore and London plane. The latter even earned its name from its adaptability to city living!
These helpful characteristics of trees in cities and towns have lots of benefits.Thriving urban forests can:
- keep our towns and cities cool
- reduce stress and encourage people to spend time outdoors
- clean the air and reduce pollution
- reduce the impact of heavy rainfall.