Trees good for urban well-being – but threatened
The Guardian has a story about a forthcoming report from the Greater London Assembly which will say that trees are valuable for the well-being of communities but are under threat from a combination of insurance companies and risk-averse local authorities.
The evidence on the benefits of trees is well-summarised on a webpage maintained by Warwick District Council. Research by Kuo and Sullivan found that crime rates and domestic violence are reduced by as much as 50% in urban areas with a high proportion of trees.
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