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Geography and Environmental Science

Kingsley Chan: My placement with Southampton City Council

Environmental Science student Kingsley Chan worked with Southampton City Council. 

"My placement was with the tree team in Southampton City Council which deals with approximately 3000 council tree enquiries each year. I was given the task of visiting sites and setting up databases.  I also undertook an i-Tree assessment for West Park near the City Centre for my dissertation. This assessment can quantify urban forest structure, environmental effects, and values to communities. I am focussing in my research on the benefits trees provide by removing air pollution.  On one hand, the project helps the council understand the difficulties on developing such a project for the whole of Southampton, which is useful for future planning and funding management. On the other hand, it might help the council on tree management, such as removal and plantation of trees as well as modifying the tree combinations in the city."

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