Introduction: Research undertaken in recent decades have established that urban tree canopy can significantly improve local temperatures, reduce urban heat, improve air quality and reduce air-conditioning costs (Simpson and McPherson 1996,1998; Hart & Sailor 2009, Stone 2012, Taha 1997 Rosenweig et al., 2006, Gallagher 2015).  However urban development trends in Australia indicate that there is…

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