UK woodlands worth £1.8bn in pollution removal services

The UK’s woodlands removed 292,000 tonnes of air pollution in 2015, a service that is valued at £1.8bn by the Office for National Statistics, but freshwater ecosystem services are declining

by Rachel Salvidge
Woodlands are good at removing particulate matter. Photograph: Helen Hotson/123RF
Woodlands are good at removing particulate matter. Photograph: Helen Hotson/123RF

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