01 September 1997
Poison-eating trees to save polluted land

THE National Urban Forestry Unit has launched a project to reclaim toxic land.

The Midlands-based group is developing trees that eat poison on Britains industrial wasteland, which has been blighted by toxic pollutants.

The land would be made usable again by absorbing pollutants from the soil. The deformed trees would then be felled, enabling the clean land to be re-used.

  • Financial Times 01/09/97 page 9
  • The Independent 01/09/97 page 13