4.10 City Trees

Trees form an integral part of the urban fabric of Dublin City and are located in both public areas and private lands. Together they form the city’s urban forest. Our relationship with trees is very strong and they remain an emotive issue for many Dubliners. Trees bring extensive benefits to the city, including greening, improvement of visual quality, defining spaces, habitat creation and environmental services including carbon sequestration and pollution mitigation. Internationally, cities are now setting targets for tree cover due to their recognition of the value of urban trees.

Picture of O’Connell Street’s Box-headed Lime Trees