Improving life in cities and beyond with trees.
Local councils and property owners around Australia are grappling with the challenge of replacing many street and parkland trees that, at over 100 years old, are suffering structural defects and poor health. There is also a strong movement to grow urban forests for their social, environmental and economic benefits.
Our urban tree research is helping councils, property owners, the design community and construction industry to select the best urban forest trees for current and future climates, soil conditions and ecosystem service needs.
We have found that temperature increases attributable to the combined effect of the urban heat island and global climate change are likely to have a substantial impact on urban tree populations around the globe.