AUSTRALIA’S FIRST NATIONAL BENCHMARK OF URBAN CANOPY

Published in 2014, Where Are All The Trees? is Australia’s first ever LGA by LGA study of urban canopy cover. Its 2017 companion guide, Where Should All the Trees Go? updates the figures and shows change over time.

This report summarises the findings contained in Benchmarking Australia’s Urban Tree Canopy, a study conducted in partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

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What’s in the report?

BENCHMARK CANOPY MEASUREMENT FOR EVERY CAPITAL CITY

Developed using the open source i-Tree Canopy software

STATE BY STATE URBAN CANOPY COVERAGE MAPPING

This report represents Australia’s first comprehensive assessment of urban forest canopy cover. Understanding canopy cover level at a local government scale is critical for effective urban forest management.

Yvonne Lynch, Urban Landscapes, City of Melbourne

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