Trees and woodlands enhance the environment and make a valuable contribution to the character of an area. They do this in a number of ways:
- by screening unsightly structures and activities
- by providing shelter and shade
- by helping to define and structure spaces
- by framing and consolidating views
In all these ways trees soften the harshness of the built environment.
Trees also form an important habitat for a wide range of wildlife and are instrumental in encouraging animals and birds into an area.
Trees also play a significant role environmentally by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere, helping to clean and filter the air of dust and pollutants. These types of environmental issues have gained a considerable amount of public support and interest in recent years and they are now high on the national agenda.
Some trees within North East Lincolnshire maybe protected either by a Tree Preservation Order or through Conservation Area status.
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