Urban trees in the ACT – Nature in the city
Canberra’s urban forest is a public illustration of everyday nature conservation.
Living infrastructure is invaluable for protecting and enhancing biodiversity, and as a buffer against the impacts of climate change, including the urban heat island effect. The Canberra community considers tree canopy and water-sensitive urban design as critical to the city they value and enjoy, improving health and wellbeing and the reduction of social isolation.
The Urban Trees in the ACT – Nature in the City chapter from the ACT State of the Environment Report 2019 can be viewed and downloaded here.