伯明翰的树Trees in Birmingham
Birmingham is renowned for its urban trees in streets, parks and gardens. Street trees especially are a vital component of city living and they have a particular impact on the quality of life in Birmingham.
Make the City a better place in which to live and work – most people prefer living and working in green surroundings and trees can help economic regeneration by attracting new employers and creating jobs. They create a more attractive landscape by softening the impact of the built environment and providing links between other green spaces. Having trees in your street can increase property values by up to 15%!
Make the City a healthier place to live – they trap sooty particles and absorb poisonous chemicals, improving the air we breathe and having a positive impact on the incidence of asthma. The shade they create helps reduce the risk of skin cancer from solar radiation and people feel less stress in a green and leafy surroundings – the environment they create helps you feel good.
Provide attractive, calm settings in the City for amenity and recreation – trees bring life and colour to our neighbourhoods and highlight the changing seasons. People are more willing to take a walk or cycle ride in a leafy setting and that is healthier too. They help bring the countryside into the city!
Strengthen our neighbourhood communities – by providing people with an opportunity to work together for the benefit of the local environment. Involving people in planting and management of trees helps to build pride in the place, and offers scope for life-long learning