Street Trees in the UK’s Towns and Cities

By Alex Law, Level 4 Diploma student, RHS Garden Wisley

It has been known for some time that urban greenspace and trees in particular can help mitigate the effects of climate change and improve the lives of inhabitants.

In the UK this concept has accrued value over the last two decades, but it is still unclear whether policy is enabling positive change, keeping pace with research, or implementing best practice.

Presenting a review of the current state of the urban realm, its development and management, and highlighting the role of street trees as an important component of urban green infrastructure, this research paper recommends an improved planning framework to ensure the long-term resilience of the UK’s urban forest.

Click on the image below to read the research paper.