An Australian-first guide to growing urban forests to reduce temperatures in cities has been unveiled in Melbourne.
Backed by the Melbourne City Council and the Victorian Government, the 10-step “How to grow an urban forest” plan is aimed at giving local councils the tools they need to increase greenery.
It includes information about everything from the benefits of heat mapping and thermal imaging to selling the tree change to the community.
The guide was inspired by Melbourne’s commitment to plant 3,000 trees every year to help cool the city.
It was launched today in the Melbourne as part of a campaign to increase the green space in cities by 20 per cent by 2020.