Trees in Urban areas

Code: 
F12
Sector: 
Forest
Other sector(s): 
Urban
The complete description of the NWRM: 
Summary: 

Trees in urban areas can have multiple benefits related to aesthetics, microclimate regulation and urban hydrology. Trees in urban areas can also be important biodiversity refuges and can contribute to reducing particulate air pollution. Trees intercept precipitation, reducing the amount of rainfall which must be processed by sewers and other water transporting infrastructure. The area around urban trees may also have greater infiltration capacity than the impermeable surfaces often found in urban areas. Trees also transpire, which dries the soil and gives greater capacity for rainfall storage.

Possible benefits with level: 
Benefits Levelsort descending
BP5 - Increase evapotranspiration High
BP9 - Intercept pollution pathways High
BP14 - Create terrestrial habitats High
BP16 - Reduce peak temperature High
BP17 - Absorb and/or retain CO2 High
ES4 - Biodiversity preservation High
ES5 - Climate change adaptation and mitigation High
ES9 - Filtration of pollutants High
ES10 - Recreational opportunities High
ES11 - Aesthetic/cultural value High
PO10 - Protection of important habitats High
PO11 - Better protection for ecosystems and more use of Green Infrastructure High
PO14 - Prevention of biodiversity loss High
BP11 - Improve soils Low
ES7 - Flood risk reduction Low
ES8 - Erosion/sediment control Low
PO5 - Improving quantitative status Low
PO6 - Improving chemical status Low
PO7 - Prevent surface water status deterioration Low
PO8 - Prevent groundwater status deterioration Low
PO9 - Take adequate and co-ordinated measures to reduce flood risks Low
BP10 - Reduce erosion and/or sediment delivery Low
BP1 - Store runoff Medium
BP2 - Slow runoff Medium
BP6 - Increase infiltration and/or groundwater recharge Medium
BP7 - Increase soil water retention Medium
BP8 - Reduce pollutant sources Medium
ES1 - Water storage Medium
ES3 - Natural biomass production Medium
ES6 - Groundwater/aquifer recharge Medium
PO1 - Improving status of biology quality elements Medium
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Last updated: 10 Jun 2015 | Top