Applied procedures: The map combines the stock estimates for pastures, mosaic agriculture, forests, dry semi-natural and natural land, wetlands and water bodies. The smoothing radius of 10 km has been used to calculate the extent (%) of these cover types within 10 km of each point (see Section 8.3.1). The resulting density of green surfaces has been mapped as a continuum from high to low.
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Home gardens can add immensely to the biodiversity of cities and towns.
They provide cover, feeding and commuting routes for wildlife including hedgehogs, badgers, birds and butterflies. If you have a garden, increase its value by planting berry-bearing trees and flowering plants. Rowan, bird cherry and dandelion, among others, can serve as food and shelter to a wide range of invertebrates.
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