Save Our Trees
Adelaide is losing its mature trees at an alarming rate.
According to a recent analysis, as many as 75,000 trees are being lost each year across metropolitan Adelaide. Recent changes to our planning rules are escalating the losses.
The stakes are high – our trees:
- Help make our cities more liveable (living near trees has been shown to improve our health)
- Lower temperatures by as much as 5-6 degrees during our extreme summers
- Provide critical defences against climate change, flooding, and soil erosion
Over the last two years, community organisations have begun to document the extent of the problem and propose a range of solutions.