Benefits and Uses of Urban Forests and Trees

  title={Benefits and Uses of Urban Forests and Trees},
  author={Liisa Tyrv{\"a}inen and Stephan Pauleit and Klaus Seeland and Sjerp de Vries},
Trees and forests are, because of seasonal changes and their size, shape, and color, the most prominent elements of urban nature. Their benefits and uses range from intangible psychological and aesthetic benefits to amelioration of urban climate and mitigation of air pollution. Historically the main benefits of urban trees and forests relate to health, aesthetic and recreational benefits in industrialized cities. Moreover, green areas have provided people with subsistence by providing food… CONTINUE READING
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