Boroondara’s disappearing trees: What can we do about it?

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 7:30am - 9:00pm
Location: Marwal Centre, 9 Marwal Avenue, Balwyn Nth, 3104

Trees enhance our environment. They are important for mitigating climate change and protecting our health. They help cool our streets and houses and draw down carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the atmosphere. They also provide essential habitat for native birds and animals, many of which are already under threat.

However, recent research by Professor Joe Hurley from RMIT shows that Boroondara is fast losing its once leafy green tree canopy. Trees are often a casualty during redevelopment, whether for higher density dwellings or just a pool or patio in the backyard. They are also subject to heat stress. Come and hear from the experts about the challenges in protecting our precious trees and the opportunities to reverse this concerning trend.

Learn about what we can we do to protect trees in our neighbourhoods. We are delighted to present these experts to you at our event on Boroondara’s disappearing tree cover at the Marwal Centre, August 31st.

  1.     Dr Greg Moore, an arborist who is an Ecosystem and Forest Sciences expert – will speak about the importance of trees from a climate and health perspective and the challenges of protecting trees in urban settings.
  2.     Dr Judy Bush, an urban planner from the University of Melbourne will speak about international approaches to protecting and retaining trees on private urban land.
  3.     Chris Spencer – Team Leader Arborist, City of Boroondara will speak about tree protection in Boroondara, the strategies to improve tree canopy and the challenges faced.

You are welcome to join us at 7pm for delicious nibbles and a glass of wine.