The City of Unley (SA) is on the right track as you can see from this report.
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Lots of good stuff here but what stood out for me was the comment that the extent of a tree's canopy is only part of the story. It's also about the total leaf area of the canopy.
Because trees with more leaf area deliver more "ecosystem services" - which is just a fancy term for benefits.
Basically the report's saying that big trees kick ass and should be the focus of our planting efforts.
If you haven't already Mr/Ms Parks and Gardens Manager, take the pledge today!
Your grandchildren will thank you for it.