City of Melbourne: Urban Forestation strategy

Last Modified: Mon Nov 28 2016 12:29:01 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 40%
    tree cover to be achieved in the City of Melbourne by 2040. Target for the urban forestation strategy which is designed to increase tree cover from almost 25% today.
  • 77,000 trees
    currently around Melbourne’s streets, parks and urban forests.
  • 3,000 trees
    are being planted each year.
  • $1.5 million
    cost of the urban forestation program.
  • 40%
    or so of the trees found in Melbourne’s streets, parks and natural landscapes are vulnerable to climate change, according to a new report based on study conducted by the University of Melbourne in conjunction with the City of Melbourne.