26 Jun '13, 3pm

Enhancing our urban canopy | UK Green Building Council

In an article in the Green Property section of the Telegraph recently , Sarah Lonsdale drew attention to the efforts of conservations, charities and planners who are advocating for trees to be given the same status as other forms of urban infrastructure. Some people might scoff at this. How could trees possibly be considered equivalent to street lighting or utilities? But trees do a tremendous amount for our communities in a number of essential ways. Unlike a street lamp or a water main, their influence is diffuse – they affect everything from air and water quality, to flooding, to temperatures, to property values and crime - but nonetheless powerful. I won’t go in to their benefits in great detail here; they are well known and documented more thoroughly elsewhere. The important takeaway from Lonsdale’s article is that urban trees are under more pressure, and facing greate...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/opinion/enhancing-our-urban-canopy

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