Paris is a densely built up city but remarkably green, thanks to the trees lining its boulevards and quaysides. In my five years of exploring the city I discovered some interesting facts and figures about Paris street trees and also their part in the city’s turbulent history.
Trees in parks and gardens generally have a quieter life than those on the street and some reach a great age. Many of the city’s green spaces owe their distinctive character to trees, whether growing in formal, clipped allées or as eccentric individual specimens.
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