Melbourne, Australia, is the world's most liveable city but her trees are under threat. Many of the city's trees are in a state of accelerated decline due to suffering from more than a decade of drought, severe water restrictions and periods of extreme heat.
City of Melbourne expects to lose 27% of her current tree population within the next 10 years and 44% in the next 20 years. Combined with this loss, Melbourne’s urban forest is facing two significant future challenges: climate change and urban growth. The City of Melbourne’s Urban Forest Strategy "seeks to manage this change and protect against future vulnerability by providing a robust strategic framework for the evolution and longevity of Melbourne's urban forest".
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