The Sidmouth Arboretum is 'leading the way in tree preservation':
Futures Forum: Sidmouth Arboretum > Annual Tree Day >>> reports
One of the issues covered was the 'urban forest';
In his presentation, Kevin Frediani uses the phrase “Urban Forest”, which means the trees in and around a built up area, they are a key component of our green infrastructure. Our climate is changing, the population is growing, our food supply is in question and water quality uncertain – so how can trees help? As a college lecturer, Kevin sees that new jobs are emerging and students need to study at an interdisciplinary level-Studying trees and how they impact on soils and water availability, and studying health issues, such as a walk in the park is better than a drug prescription. Kevin has kindly given us a copy of the slides for his talk: Frediani Tree Day Talk.
Sidmouth Arboretum - News
Here are a couple of slides from that presentation:
This is another, more comprehensive presentation from Kevin Frediani:
With an American perspective:
Urban forest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It's possible in really big places:
Welcome to the Greater London National Park*
47 per cent of London is green space: Is it time for our capital to become a national park? - Environment - The Independent
Greater London National Park | Mapping London
Futures Forum: The decline of the British front garden: "There's an environmental cost. Paving increases the risk of flash flooding - instead of grass and soil soaking up moisture, it runs straight off paving and overwhelms drainage systems."
Futures Forum: Air pollution: "A major and awkward factor behind dirty British air is Britain itself - home grown pollution from our factories and power stations and traffic."
Futures Forum: Greening the Green Belt @ Costing the Earth on Radio 4
Futures Forum: Sustainable urbanisation: another oxymoron?
Futures Forum: Greening the streets of Sidmouth