A UK tree provides hundreds of pounds of benefits a year

December 2, 2022

A new report suggests that trees standing alone or in small groups provide billions of pounds of benefits to the UK every year.

Such non-woodland trees account for around 20% of the UK’s total and include those in gardens, parks and streets. Due to their ability to remove CO2 from the air, absorb pollution and cool the environment around them, they are estimated to provide benefits to human health and wellbeing worth as much as £3.8bn each year.