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Planting trees in urban areas has a number of environmental, social and ecological benefits. Street trees:
Further indirect benefits include the reduction in buildings' energy use due to reduced need for air conditioning in summer, and reduction in heating in winter due to sheltering buildings from sun and wind.
The tree species that are chosen for urban areas all exhibit characteristics associated with urban suitability, such as tolerance of harsh conditions. All tree plantings are site specific, and careful species selection represents a fundamental part of any good urban forestry project.
There are a number of street tree planting schemes across the UK.
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