There is a growing push toward greening cities as a response to urbanisation and climate change. This is because adding trees and other plants to urban areas provides many benefits that relieve us from the pressures of high density and congestion.

Urban greening regulates temperatures by providing shade, and cooling via evapotranspiration. Plants also provide other ecosystem benefits by managing stormwater and providing animal habitat. Human well-being is also improved when we can see and be close to vegetation, reconnecting us with nature and improving our mental health. These ideas are…