Enhancing the benefits of trees on Campus - University of Leeds

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Trees are the best technology we know for removing carbon from the atmosphere; preserving existing trees and growing more of them is a vital part of the solution. They also remove air pollution, help alleviate flooding and improve our mental health. Putting the world on the right path begins at home with evidence-based practical action. While growing any trees help, the right tree in the right place is better. The work done by the United Bank of Carbon team shows how important our campus trees are. Covering 17.2% of campus, they store an estimated 540 tonnes of carbon and absorb pollution emitted from around 1 million cars passing the University. Campus trees are working to protect us from ourselves. By saving the bigger ones and planting new ones they could be doing even more. 

Download the full i-tree report.