Few things can compare with the visual impact and seasonal interest that trees bring to an urban environment. Trees and green spaces foster community cohesion by creating a sense of place, a local identity, and a system of landmarks. Treed areas can provide space for leisure and community activities, helping residents to take pride in the attractiveness of their neighborhood.

Trees can also have surprising effects on the physical and psychological well-being of local populations. Ongoing scientific research has continued to provide overwhelming evidence of the numerous benefits and advantages that trees can bring to the urban environment, in terms of both their social and environmental impact. In fact, the establishment of healthy urban tree populations is quickly becoming a central component in strategies set out by urban planners and local authorities.

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