The Case For Trees - Forestry Commission Guidance

The Forestry Commission England published a report in 2010 setting out the arguments in favour of trees in development and the urban environment. If you click here you can see a pdf version of the report.

The key points are:

  • Trees dramatically improve the streetscene
  • Trees help combat climate change
  • Trees can deliver an economic dividend
  • Trees provide numerous social benefits

Towards the end of the report is a development management checklist outlining the practical issues to consider around trees when planning a development. It is recommended that trees and woods are considered right from the start in any planning application process.