Climate ready street tree trials: a best practice guide

Anthony Manea*, Leigh Staas, Lyndal Plant, Alessandro Ossola, Linda Beaumont, Sally Power, Tim Johnson, Rachael Gallagher, Gwilym Griffiths, Michelle Leishman

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Abstract

Street trees are essential to provide ecosystem services to our cities as they improve human health and wellbeing, foster urban biodiversity and the environment. In order to deliver these benefits, street trees must be well suited to the local conditions. Currently, urban forests are experiencing unprecedented levels of warming and dramatic shifts in rainfall patterns due to climate change, which means tree species selections that have succeeded in the past may fail to do so in the future. Therefore, it is vital that climate-ready tree species are identified for urban greening applications to ensure the resilience and sustainability of urban forests in the future. This guide highlights key concepts and principles to run successful street tree trials.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherMacquarie University
Commissioning bodyHort Innovation
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • urban greening
  • trees
  • horticulture
  • experiment
  • engagement
  • cities
  • urban forest

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