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BTC/117/2016 - According to Barrell....Government must seize opportunity to reverse tree loss. Horticulture Week Opinion (September 2016)

A new Government is a new start, and with it comes new hope that past failures can be recognised to shape a future with brighter prospects.  Despite the losers' lament that change is inevitably bad, the opportunities for betterment are everywhere.  There is compelling evidence that green infrastructure - and specifically trees - has a profound positive impact on the health and well-being of ordinary people.  But the past 40 years have seen a relentless erosion of urban canopy cover and the green links to the countryside beyond.

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