Research published in PLOS One has found that Exeter is the greenest city in the UK with more trees per person than any other city in Europe. The study was carried out by researchers and evaluated urban areas with populations of more than 100,000.

The study also found that the cities with the lowest scores tended to have higher levels of poor health and that there was a clear divide between the south and north of England.

The ten greenest places in the UK according to the study are:

Exeter, Devon
Islington, London
Bristol, Somerset
Bournemouth, Dorset
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Chelsea, London
Ealing, London
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
Richmond, Surrey
Oxford, Oxfordshire

The least green were:

Glasgow, Scotland
Leeds, Yorkshire
Liverpool, Merseyside
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Middlesborough, Yorkshire
Basildon, Essex
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Cardiff, Wales
Huddersfield, Yorkshire
Worthing, West Sussex