Trees in backyards
I am passionate about the need to plant more trees in our gardens and suburbs. Domestic and street trees have a number of really important benefits which can be roughly grouped into four categories:
- environmental; and
For example one benefit is that they provide valuable heat reduction, shading windows and walls, and reducing the need for air conditioning. A well treed neighbourhood can negate the heat island effect of hard surfaces which increases temperatures by 3-7 degrees which will also reduce energy bills for households by 15-35 %.