The case for a Tree Commission
Amenity trees are being neglected by government in favour of rural forests, despite the fact that the vast majority of the population live in urban areas. What's needed to address this is a new Tree Commission, argues John Flannigan.
Trees and climate change
Much attention is being focused on tree planting as a way to combat climate change at the moment. You can even buy a couple of trees at the airport to offset the carbon emissions of your flight. But can planting trees really compensate for all that carbon?