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New guidelines: Trees for a cool city

November 28, 2017

Trees for a cool city, released by the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, provides guidelines on placing street trees for the largest cooling benefits for human thermal comfort.

It explains where to place trees within street design and orientation, and emphasises the use of urban water management to achieve well-watered trees with healthy, shading canopies.

To aid users at both landscape and street scales, the report lays out principles like smart planning and using existing trees, alongside specific, illustrated guidelines on prioritising streets for planting.

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