The Urban Heat Island Effect

The nursery industry has been active in supporting research efforts which address the issue of the urban heat island effect for a number of years. Examples include the work of Dr Dong Chen from CSIRO which focused on the negative health impacts of the urban heat island effect and mitigating these impacts with increased vegetative cover.

The urban heat island can be a difficult topic to explain to persons outside of the industry, however a great explanatory video on the urban heat island effect was recently posted by Sydney Morning Herald.

The video highlights the benefits of more plants and is great justification to get planting.