Standards for trees – leaflet

Trees are a key component of green infrastructure – one cannot imagine a human-friendly environment without them.

Trees improve the quality of life in cities. They cool and provide shade, produce oxygen, filter air of pollutants, protect against noise and flash floods.

Trees improve the microclimate of the rural landscape, protect agricultural crops from drought and soil erosion. They are habitat for wildlife, including pollinators essential to farmers.

In the era of climate change, we need trees more than ever. At the same time, the changing climate is making it more and more difficult for trees to survive, and people are not making it easy for them.

That is why we need STANDARDS showing how to take proper care of them so that they live long and provide us with numerous benefits. The standards serve managers, tree officers, and contractors of tree work. They may also be useful for community activists to influence green space management