Urban hedges: A review of plant species and cultivars for ecosystem service delivery in north-west Europe

  title={Urban hedges: A review of plant species and cultivars for ecosystem service delivery in north-west Europe},
  author={Tijana Blanusa and Michael P. D. Garratt and Margaret Cathcart-James and Leigh P. Hunt and Ross W. F. Cameron},
  journal={Urban Forestry \& Urban Greening},
Abstract Urban hedges provide a number of important ecosystem services (ESs) including microclimate alteration, flood and pollution mitigation, and biodiversity provision, along with some disservices (DSs, e.g. invasiveness, allergenicity). However, hedge plant species differ in their capacity to promote different services, so it is important that the decision to plant hedges is evidence-based. The objectives of this study were thus to (i) to review the role of urban hedges within NW Europe… 
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