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WEST MIDLANDS TRAIL POISON-EATING TREES PROJECT

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Two million trees will be planted in the UK's most ambitious 'greening' programme to help clean up industrial waste...
Two million trees will be planted in the UK's most ambitious 'greening' programme to help clean up industrial wasteland, The Independent reports (p13).

Trees will be used to absorb pollutants such as lead, cadmium, mercury, copper, zinc and boron.

Plots of willow, poplar and alder have already been planted in the Black Country to identify the most effective species.
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