urban heat

.Could Verge Gardens be the Leaders in Cooling our Streets?

Street trees are an obvious way¬†to reduce urban heat. I’ve written about my street tree and how the native verge garden around it increased biodiversity and helped the young tree thrive. And I measured the ground temperatures to show the cooling effects of the shade from this tree and its larger neighbour. Recent conversations have […] Read more

.Why street trees and why native verge gardens

(This is based on a presentation for the Banyo Verge Garden Pilot Project in March 2023) This month, the World Wildlife Foundation and Doctors for the Environment launched a new report about the urgent need to address urban heat and the vital part that street trees play in cooling our suburbs.   This isn’t a […] Read more