Urban trees ‘not a solution’ for air pollution

Academics have questioned the potential for more urban vegetation to improve air quality

Hyde Park, London
Planting more urban trees will do little to improve air quality, says AQEG

Academics have questioned the potential for more urban vegetation to improve air quality.

In a report published last week, DEFRA’s advisory Air Quality Expert Group notes that “trees in particular are regarded as beneficial for air quality, but they are not a solution to the air quality problems at a city scale”.

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