Trees and the Urban Environment

Die Diskussion aus anderen Ländern zeigt, dass das schwierige rechtliche Umfeld für die Erhaltung der Bäume zunehmend kritisch gesehen wird. Im Folgenden ein Auszug aus dem Origiandokument (Download).

Trees and the Urban Environment – Weighing Risks and Benefits

David J. BALL, 1) John WATT 1) and Neville FAY 2)

Abstract: The presence of mature, broad-leafed trees in urban areas is increasingly evidenced as being beneficial for public health, mental well-being and the environment. Consequently, any loss of such trees should be regarded as increasing risk, potentially with significant consequences. Currently, austerity measures and fragmented policies are tending to miss out on the opportunities presented by a greener environment, and some policies connected with, for example, road safety and highway engineering have the potential to reduce tree presence if disproportionately applied, as does fear of litigation.

 

1) Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management (DARM), Middlesex University, School of Science and Technology, London NW4 4BT, UK.

2) Treework Environmental Practice, Monarch House, 1-7 Smyth Road, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 2BX, UK.

 

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