Document Type : Review Paper


University of Baghdad College of Agricultural Engineering Sciences


The purpose of this research is to learn which plant species can best survive in polluted urban environments. Increasing the number of parks and other green areas has been found to greatly enhance air quality. Depending on a number of criteria, including the climatic conditions of the region and the amount and density of vegetation, green spaces have the potential to minimize industrially produced pollutants, and the use of vegetation cover can increase environmental quality. Growing more parks and other green areas in cities can help cut down on pollution caused by cars and factories. Important implications for selecting plant species for vegetative cover may be found in this study. The creation of green spaces and the use of afforestation in public locations within cities are two examples of the nature-based measures that many countries are embracing to reduce air pollution. The purpose of this essay was to investigate how tolerant various plant species are to air pollution in suburban and urban environments. Different plant species play a substantial role in lowering environmental pollutants such as NO2 and O3. Plants have been shown to minimize air pollution, although this benefit may come at the expense of the plants themselves. Planners are paying more attention to greenery planting as a technique of mitigating air pollution due to the proliferation of pollution sources. Trees and shrubs in these landscapes are chosen for their ability to thrive in the region's unique climatic, soil, and water conditions, as well as their other desirable qualities, such as their height, crown shape, root type, leaf structure, heat and cold resistance, and adaptability to a range of conditions. The hazards associated with pollution emissions are reduced, and air quality is enhanced, thanks to this.


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