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A new report from Britain’s Office of National Statistics estimates tree cover saved the capital more than 5 billion pounds ($6.56 billion) from 2014 to 2018 through air cooling alone. Additionally, by keeping summer temperatures bearable for workers, tree prevent productivity losses of almost 11 billion pounds.

Hazel Trenworth, Adam Dutton

Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom

February 28, 2020

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Woodland Natural Capital Accounts, 2020

Office for National Statistics, UK

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