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HW Opinion...A wish list for unblinkered thinking

In my latest HW Opinion, I list a few of the strategic changes involving trees that would make a significant difference to the quality of the environment:

"My 2018 wish list for unblinkered thinking includes:  plant pollution-busting hedges next to roads to ameliorate exhaust fumes at the point of origin;  incentivise farmers to re-wild linear strips of land along roads to link fragmented habitats;  bring highway trees under planning control;  streamline outdated statutory tree protection;  plant more street trees for nicer urban places;  and let trees grow back in catchment areas to slow rainwater run-off."

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