22nd June in Currumbin RSL - Talk on Studying the Gold Coast Urban Tree Canopty
This month Gecko Environment Council welcomes Gold Coast Council officers to Gecko’s regular talks on matters of interest to residents.
The talk this month will feature Council plans for tree planting throughout the city based on the Urban Tree Canopy Report undertaken by Arup in 2019. The report identified the priority areas and the urgent need for more trees. Studies indicate that 68% of our urban area has no canopy, while private owned land has 21%, road reserves 3%, public owned land (including open space) 8%.
As part of the strategy to cool our increasingly densely populated city as the climate warms, Council will embark on a tree planting and retention strategy. The four areas studied included residential, active transport routes, critical environmental corridors, and streetscape types. Trees are vital not only to provide oxygen to breath while sequestering carbon, they also cool our city and beautify it providing habitat for wildlife, protection against erosion, absorb pollution and reduce runoff. Homeowners will be pleased to know that trees increase the value of their properties.
Join us at 7:00pm on June 22nd at Currumbin RSL to learn more about the Urban Tree Canopy Study, and the Council’s plans for tree planting within the Gold Coast’s city areas. Tickets are free so make sure you book yours today.