Around the world there is a growing awareness of the role cities and local government areas can play in supporting and promoting biodiversity. Urban forest initiatives are taking a key role in shaping these new environments.
Trees are an integral part of urban infrastructure. This “green infrastructure” provides many economic, social and environmental benefits. LandArc is assisting councils in developing strategic frameworks for green, connected and sustainable environments. These strategies aim to connect and expand opportunities for communities and neighbourhoods creating a more diverse and vibrant environment.
Connectivity involves ecological, social and economic choices for a greener more sustainable living environment. Tree management policy plays a pivotal role in this process offering significant opportunities to improve the quality of urban ecosystems.
LandArc's approach to tree management policy ensures delivery of industry best practice and cost effective management so that community benefits can be maximised. For this to happen, tree policy needs to broadly work across administrative boundaries and disciplines and actively engage with the community.