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An article that argues for increasing the area of trees and forests in the UK to benefit future generations by meeting material, social and cultural functions of society.

Year of Publication2011

The value and benefit of increasing the area of trees in terms of the total tree canopy is discussed briefly in terms of ecosystem services, the urban forest, support for productive farming and water management.

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urban forestecosystem services
Organisation Logo for Woodland Trust

Conservation charity dedicated to the protection of our native woodland heritage


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