Trees and woodlands make London a healthier, more attractive place to live and help combat climate change and air pollution. London’s urban forest contains an estimated 8 million trees and covers around 21% of the city’s land area. However, caring for trees has never been so important. Climate change and new diseases caused by the global movement of millions of plants are having a devastating effect on the nation’s tree species. London’s urban forest includes parks, public gardens, nature reserves and street trees as well as the millions of trees shrubs and hedges growing in resident’s gardens. It is vital that these trees are properly managed and conserved to help sustain the ecosystem. Tree surgeons with their expert knowledge are at the forefront of the fight to maintain and preserve London’s trees, offering advice on all aspects of tree care and the provision of new trees.

Trees Absorb Harmful Carbon Dioxide

Trees are a major tool in the fight against climate change by reducing air pollution and absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. A study by researchers at University College London found that the trees in the London borough of Camden store as much carbon per hectare as rainforests. The trees absorb carbon dioxide and store it as biomass, thus cooling the atmosphere. A tree’s ability to soak up carbon dioxide during photosynthesis is especially useful when the tree is in an urban area, where industrial activity, and the burning of fossil fuels, tends to be more prevalent.

Get Professional Tree Surgery for London Trees

Take A Bough Tree Care would be delighted to offer free, expert advice on any aspect of tree care and work in the following areas – the London Boroughs of Wandsworth, Lambeth, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton and Kingston as well as the towns of Battersea, Clapham, Chelsea, Balham, Fulham, Putney, Earlsfield, Southfields, Wimbledon, Kingston, Stockwell, Roehampton and Streatham and Elmbridge Borough which includes EsherClaygate and Surbiton.

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Toby Douglas is the founder of Take A Bough Tree Care. After university in Aberystwyth, Toby made the decision to study Arboriculture at Merrist Wood, in Surrey. In 2001 he successfully completed a National Certificate in Horticulture, and a National Diploma in Arboriculture, then worked for two years subcontracting to large and respected companies in order to gain the practical experience to compete successfully for both private and corporate contacts once Take a Bough Tree Care was launched

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