Recommendation ID

Vegetation and street trees:- What factors influence how vegetation and street trees affect urban air quality?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- There is limited evidence on how vegetation and trees influence urban air quality and health outcomes. Information is needed because they are often used to address air pollution or for other purposes.
Research is needed on a range of factors including:
- impact of different species of vegetation and tree types
- impact of trees depending on where they are sited and how they are maintained
- impacts across the course of a year
- impact on health inequalities
- other potential health benefits.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Air pollution: outdoor air quality and health
Date issued
June 2017

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 30/06/2017