Trees provide many economic, environmental and social benefits. They can add value to a property. They provide shade and cooling to our homes. They make our suburbs more liveable. Trees strategically designed into the landscape and building design can maximise these benefits.
Vegetation can be selected and positioned to control the chilling effects of winter winds and also assist in capturing and harnessing cooling summer breezes. Some points to consider:
In addition to creating larger areas of habitat in local parks and reserves, sustainable gardening around dwellings and buildings can contribute to increasing habitat value and urban ecology. Points to consider to achieve a sustainable habitat garden include:
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