The BBC have reported on two tree-planting campaigns that are under way in UK cities, in an effort to reverse the “chainsaw massacre” of the past. It appears that everyone loves trees, so why are so many being lost?
It’s strange to see deforestation being talked about in Britain, usually the Amazon and other major forests are (quite rightly) discussed, however it’s interesting to see how “little” projects such as these can make a big difference.
Trees for Cities chief executive Graham Simmonds says that as well as their beauty, trees improve air quality by trapping pollution, they slow down rainfall, reduce noise pollution, provide shade and encourage healthy lifestyles. And studies in the US suggest they increase emotional well-being.