Planting Healthy Air: Can Urban Trees Help Clean Up Pollution?
Nature Conservancy - Science
OCTOBER 31, 2016
London, like a lot of cities, struggles with its air quality, especially having too much particulate matter (PM) in the air. The professor, who was trained in environmental health, was a bit dismissive of the potential for trees to meaningfully clean the air. Now, here it is four years later, and The Nature Conservancy is putting out a new report, entitled Planting Healthy Air , that tries to answer these questions. Trees cool the air in two main ways.