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Project aims to grow a 'city of trees' Image copyright City of Trees A project aims to plant three million trees - one for every man, woman and child - in Greater Manchester over the next 25 years.

Project aims to grow a 'city of trees'

Those behind City of Trees hopes the effort will not only green the region but improve our understanding of the benefits trees provide to society. These include reducing stress, improve air quality and the amount of time shoppers spend in retail areas. The project is also testing how trees can reduce flooding in built-up areas. City of Trees director Tony Hothersall explained that the scheme had three main objectives. Urban trees provide pollution solution. Urban environments Down Under aren't all that different than those in the United States.

Urban trees provide pollution solution

They also struggle with contaminated water running off and causing pollution. In response, cities often use natural landscapes of soil, grasses, and trees. These biofiltration systems capture and filter the runoff. How well do they filter runoff? The Secret Weapon That Could Make Waiting for the Bus Less Terrible. Every minute at the bus stop feels longer than it actually is (Photo: Public Domain Pictures/Pixabay) Waiting at a bus stop or a subway station, it can feel like the minutes stretch on forever, forever, forever, foooooooorever, for-ev-er before the train or bus finally (finally!)

The Secret Weapon That Could Make Waiting for the Bus Less Terrible

Arrives. A 600-Year-Old Oak Tree Finally Succumbs. Photo BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — The locals say that George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette — the Frenchman who bankrolled the American patriots with cold, hard cash — picnicked in the shade it provided.

A 600-Year-Old Oak Tree Finally Succumbs

Rank-and-file soldiers are said to have rested under it, gathering strength before going on to beat the redcoats. OpenTreeMap — Create greener communities and explore our urban forests, <strong>together</strong>. Philly Tree People Tree Plantings. I-Tree - Tools for Assessing and Managing Community Forests. TREE FOLLOWING.