Trees and cities are not rivals – at least, no longer entirely. The ambitious tree-planting programmes we have witnessed in cities over the past years are proof of urban dwellers’ passion for them.

But there is a paradox in this: cities continue to spread at the expense of natural areas, breaking up habitats and removing woodland to make way for impervious surfaces that store and give off heat, such as concrete.

From The Conversation:
https://theconversation.com/the-living-world-above-our-heads-how-city-trees-help-shape-biodiversity-182075