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Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could help me out by participating in this questionnaire for my BSc Arboriculture & Urban Forestry dissertation?! 🌲 🌳 If you find the time, at the other end of the link there will be a brief description of the project, some notes on GDPR and why I believe it is integral research for arboriculture moving forward - the questionnaire itself should take no more than 5 minutes! Thanks very much for taking an interest, I really appreciate it! Kind regards, Jacob. Microsoft Forms FORMS.OFFICE.COM
We wondered if this article might interest Arbtalk members ...... Landscapers who plant and protect trees know the active role they and their trees play in mitigating climate change, and this is certainly recognised by decision makers, if not yet budgeted for by all. DEFRA is half way through its Big Tree Plant, which aims to plant a million trees by 2015. A handful of UK cities have pledged to increase canopy coverage in urban areas – London hopes for a 5% increase by 2025, Bristol an impressive 30% increase overall. Natural Resources Wales has undertaken the Wales Urban Canopy Cover Study, which it is hoped will inform how much more needs to be planted and where. Not only do trees have a cooling effect on their immediate atmosphere, play an important role in flood prevention and have a positive effect on health and wellbeing, they are an essential carbon sink. It is estimated that during its full lifetime, a 100 year old broad leaf tree will capture and store over 10 tonnes of carbon dioxide. Indeed, a quarter of a living tree’s weight is locked away - or sequestered - as carbon, which is only released back into the atmosphere when the tree dies, rots or is burnt. read more.....