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The Canopy

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London’s Urban Forest: A Guide for Designers, Planners and Developers

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Environmental, social and economic demands are making it difficult for us to create healthy, liveable and economically resilient places.

As we strive to improve our urban environments and tackle city pressures, we are discovering the extent to which trees are a significant contributory factor in achieving these aims.

In the last few years a growing body of research has made it clear that trees are a cost-effective way of bringing a wide range of benefits to the environment, to individual people and to society as a whole. At the same time, studies have shown that in urban areas all over England our trees are under threat. Large trees are being cut down and are being replaced by much smaller varieties. The wrong type of trees are being planted in the wrong places. We need to reverse this trend. This guide will help you to do that and to create healthier, more liveable and more successful places.

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  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
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