Climate-tree interactions in urban environments: tree growth, health and cooling effects in a changing climate
Urban trees provide many services to the society, including urban heat mitigation. However, these services may be limted due to vulnerability of trees to harsh urban growing conditions and ongoing climate change.
The aim of ths project is to analyse tree growth, health and cooling effects in response to different urban growing conditions in two cities with contrasting climates: Gothenburg and Melbourne, Australia. The project provides stakeholders with urgently needed advice on suitable species selection and preferred management practises to maximise the ecosystem benefits and support a management of sustainable and resilient urban forest.