Since 2008 and for the first time in history, more than 50% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and this percentage is expected to increase to 70% by 2050. This means that trees and woods now play an ever-more important role in our cities and towns.
They create healthier, happier communities, tackle climate change, reconnect our children to the natural world, and provide essential habitats for wildlife. Trees and woods ensure our urban areas are economically, socially and environmentally more sustainable and resilient. The arguments for trees are clear, and the best time to act is now.