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Social and community benefits of trees

  • Contribution to cultural and linguistic heritage
  • Visual amenities and local distinctiveness
  • Sense of place and local landmarks
  • Soften the urban landscape
  • Outline the changing seasons
  • Local recreation – places to play & rest beneath
  • Mental and physical health and well-being

Environmental benefits of trees

  • Mitigation of air pollution
  • Improvement in air quality
  • Reduce storm-water flows and flooding
  • Improvement in water quality
  • Noise abatement
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Reduce urban ‘heat island’ effect
  • Reduce local wind speeds
  • Provision of shade and shelter
  • Shelter and food for wildlife
  • Wildlife micro-climates
  • Habitat linkages

Economic benefits of trees

  • Increase residential & commercial property values
  • Reduce heating/cooling costs
  • Commercial benefits to businesses
  • Health saving


UCC Arboretum


Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh College Road, Cork , T12 K8AF