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Trees are important to public health, says RTPI

Words: Laura Edgar
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The government’s forthcoming England Tree Strategy should clearly set out the role of trees in supporting biodiversity and public health after the Covid-19 pandemic.

In its response to a government consultation on its tree strategy, which is due to be published later this year, the RTPI emphasises that the strategy would be most effective if it outlined the need for ‘intelligent’ tree planting targets that considered the quality and type of trees and the local tree resource rather than just the quantity.RTPI vice-president Dr Wei Yang FRTPI said: “The........
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