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As cities continue to expand and urbanize, the importance of urban forests cannot be overstated. Urban forests play a vital role in improving the health and well-being of our cities and its inhabitants. From providing shade and reducing air pollution to improving mental health and biodiversity, the benefits of urban forests are numerous and undeniable. From providing shade and reducing air pollution to improving mental health and biodiversity, it has numerous and undeniable benefits. The course will also cover innovative solutions and best practices for managing and preserving urban forests, as well as ways to engage communities and stakeholders in urban forest management. Through this course, participants will gain the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable urban forest management and contribute to the greening of our cities.
1. Participants will learn some of the top trending topics in the profession.
2. Participants will learn some of the latest research regarding the Urban Forests.
3. Participants will understand new and emerging concepts in urban forests.
4. Participants will learn about new Strategies for preservation of Urban forests.
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Great cities need trees to be great places, but urban changes put pressure on the existing trees as cities develop. As a result, our rapidly growing cities are losing trees at a worrying rate. So how can we grow our cities and save our city trees?Tree bonds have recently been proposed by Stonnington City Council as a way to stop trees being destroyed in Melbourne’s affluent southeastern suburbs.Tree bonds are a common mechanism for protecting trees on public land, but have so far had limited use on private land. A tree bond requires a land developer to deposit a certain amount of money with the local authority during development. If the identified tree or trees are not present and healthy after
the development, the funds are forfeited. City trees don’t just look after themselves. How tree bonds can help preserve the urban forest Published: March 19, 2018 3.39am GMT
The size of the bond can be established based on estimated tree replacement costs, and/or set at a level that is likely to achieve compliance (likely to be thousands or tens of thousands of dollars). Why are trees important in cities? The concept of an “urban forest” includes all the trees and plants in cities. This includes tree-lined city streets as well as parks, waterways and private gardens. The urban forest contributes substantially to the quality of life of all urban dwellers, both human and non-human, and is increasingly used to adapt cities to climate change.