ABC Radio National broadcasted a segment last week, exploring the world of trees. Entitled ‘Lost and Found – Trees,’ the segment featured a discussion on the importance of urban trees with CAUL Hub researcher Judy Bush.
Judy discussed the many ways in which green spaces in our cities contribute to sustainability. For example, trees can mitigate urban heat and daily connection with nature is important for our health and wellbeing and can also contribute to a ‘sense of place’ and stewardship for local areas. As an example, Judy pointed to Greening the West’s achievement of planting one million trees in Melbourne’s west. Not only does this initiative highlight the massive transformative potential of urban tree planting, it also reminds us how many more ways there are to engage people with nature.
Judy recently co-authored this article in Pursuit on a similar topic.
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