In 2012 you can help grow the urban forest on National Tree Day and every other day of the year.
“Urban forests are all the trees and plants in a suburb or city on both private and public land and not many people realise how important they are to our health and wellbeing,” said the CEO of Nursery & Garden Industry Australia, Robert Prince.
Two YouTube short animations have been produced as part of the industry’s More Trees Please campaign to explain the urban forest concept and its value to our health and wellbeing. They can be viewed directly at www.plantlifebalance.com.au
“Trees not only help our natural environment, but they are important for people so the nursery and garden industry would like to encourage everyone to get involved with Australia’s National Tree Day on July 29. Let’s all plant more trees please!”
Particularly for those people who live in cities and urban areas, trees and the urban forest mean better air quality, cooler environments, shade and protection from the sun, wind and rain, and less stress, as well as their many other advantages.