International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(March 2018)

Prospects of Urban Forest in City Development


Kshitij Kumar SinhaVishal Rai, Kritika Kukreja

Pages: 52-54


A forest or group of trees that are grown inside of a town, city, or suburb is known as an urban forest. In a broader sense, it could refer to any type of vegetation made of wood that grows in or near human settlements. In a more restricted meaning (also known as a forest park), it designates regions whose ecosystems have been passed down from remnants or leftovers of the wilderness. Municipal woods, which are owned by the government, may be found outside of the town or city of which they are a part of. This is the case with urban forests.

Urban trees and shrubs provide numerous advantages, such as improved property values, better wildlife habitat, decreased air pollution, reduced urban heat island effect, decreased storm water runoff, reduced air pollution, reduced energy costs and they support in the mitigation of negative impacts on environment.

Urban forests are vital to the ecology of human environments in a variety of ways, including filtration of air, water, and sunshine, animal refuge, and public recreation areas. In order to save energy, they temper the local climate, reducing wind and storm water and providing shade for homes and businesses.  They have a crucial role in lowering the heating effect, which may lessen the frequency of unhealthy days which large urban areas experience during the hottest parts of the summer.

Keywords: Urban, Forest, Temperature, VOC, Canopy