Climate change: Scotland’s cities are key to fostering green economic revolution and cutting carbon emissions – Polly Billington. Does money grow on trees? New research shows that planting just one tree can generate a net economic return of £8,000 over the long term, generating jobs and boosting businesses. Investing in our natural environment – whether large woodland areas like the proposed Clyde Climate Forest, or street trees in Stirling – can provide an economic boost. Trees act as natural ‘sponges’ for our polluting behaviour. They absorb carbon emissions, prevent air pollution and reduce flooding.
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