Thankfully for both the tree & the community, this will one day be a thing of the past.  As they repave footpaths Marrickville Council is leaving more room for street trees to grow & collect rainwater.

Thankfully for both the tree & the community, this will one day be a thing of the past. As they gradually repave footpaths Marrickville Council is leaving more room for street trees to grow & collect rainwater.

A report on trees by the City of Melbourne Council says, leafy streets boost sale prices by up to 30 per cent.” This is not at all surprising to me. http://bit.ly/1GIMGmr

This week more than 50 local councils will meet to learn how to grow & maintain an urban forest. The workshops aim is to increase the tree canopy to prevent increased temperatures due to the urban heat island effect & also to increase the physical/mental wellbeing of the community. Trees are very good for people.

Yesterday, the City of Melbourne with the Victorian government, released the Urban Forest Creation Guide to help local councils successfully increase & retain their urban forest. The Guide is an Australian first. I hope it is released to the public, as I imagine many would like to learn from this guide. http://ab.co/1KdBjY9

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