Urban greenery fact sheets

In many respects, trees and greenery in cities have a positive impact on the living environment. For example, they improve the water balance, reduce urban warming, and enhance the air quality. The fact sheets below summarise all the scientific knowledge regarding the positive effects of trees and greenery.

The fact sheets provide information to underpin policy and decisions on green spaces. In addition, they provide practical information for their actual realisation:

Supplementary to the fact sheets, the impact of 120 tree species on the four above issues has been summarised. The result is a tree poster (pdf, 1.3 MB) which reflects how each tree species positively impacts the living environment.

Factsheet groen in de stad