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Large trees are essential for healthy cities

By Alison Munson, Écologie forestière, écologie urbaine, sols urbains, Université Laval
Anaïs Paré, Professionnelle de recherche pour la Chaire de recherche sur l'arbre urbain et son milieu (CRAUM), Université Laval
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Trees are important elements of our urban landscape. With more than 50 per cent of the world’s population living in cities, it is impossible to imagine cities without the many services and benefits trees provide to residents and ecosystems.

We saw evidence of this when COVID-19 measures were the most restrictive: urban park use increased dramatically. This is no coincidence. The presence of trees promotes both physical and…The Conversation


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