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How trees deliver planning objectives

Decisions made through the planning system have significant impacts on our trees and woodlands.

Trees and woodlands can also help address some of the wider challenges facing the planning system, particularly helping encourage economic growth through creating attractive, resilient places in a cost-effective manner.

Trees and woodlands can also help in adapting to climate change, particularly around urban areas as part of green infrastructure.

We have prepared advice on how the UK Forestry Standard can help inform planning decisions which involve woodlands and Forests. 

The Case for Trees demontrates the benefits and evidence for the positive role that trees play as a part of green infrastructure.  This includes increasing resilience to climate change, improving air quality, transforming appearances, adding benefits to the local economy and creating healthy places with stronger communities.