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The London Plane Tree thrives on the dirt of London and helps to clean the air that Londoners breathe.

London Plane TreeIt is one of the best trees for carbon storage and sequestration. Plane trees remove (sequester) CO2 from the atmosphere during photosynthesis and store it as cellulose in their trunk, branches, leaves and roots while releasing oxygen back into the air. High levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) trap the heat from Earth in the atmosphere and prevent it being released into space (the "greenhouse effect").

The large tall canopies of the plane tree also cool the air by providing shade and through water evaporation. They act like huge pumps to cycle water up from the soil back into the air.