Urban Forest in Melbourne

Urban Reforestation is pleased to announce there is an Urban Forest Strategy for Melbourne. For more information please see the City of Melbourne's link below.

City of Melbourne aims to adapt our city to climate change by:

  • mitigating the urban heat island effect by bringing our inner city temperatures down
  • creating healthier ecosystems
  • becoming a water sensitive city
  • engaging and involving the community


The City will achieve this by:

  • Increasing canopy cover from 22 per cent to 40 per cent by 2040
  • Increasing forest diversity with no more than five per cent of one tree species, no more than ten per cent of one genus and no more than 20 per cent of any one family
  • Improving vegetation health
  • Improving soil moisture
  • Improving biodiversity
  • Informing and consulting with the community
Paddy and Clare in the Urban Reforestation Garden


Paddy and Clare in the Urban Reforestation Garden