Environment & Energy

Did you know that in Cascais there is 1 tree in a public space for every 7 inhabitants? More than 50 per cent of these trees are mature, providing more shade and softening the temperature on hot days. Discover them below:


Street Trees Benefits

It's important that we look after the approximately 30,000 trees around Cascais. Their power includes helping to remove toxic gases, influencing energy consumption and playing a fundamental role in people's health and quality of life.

The street trees of Cascais:

- Remove 16 tonnes of polluting gases per year.
- Remove 897kg of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) per year, which corresponds to 269 cars driving for 1 year.
- Reduce daytime temperatures by between 5ºC and 20ºC.
- They prevent 13,871 m3 of water from running off per year.
- They sequester 408 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year.

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