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.