Managing urban trees for people and wildlife (ARC Linkage Project administered by the University of Melbourne) (2016–2019)
Local governments spend millions of dollars planting and maintaining urban trees every year. Existing research
provides little guidance to these land managers when making critical decisions in a rapidly changing social and physical environment. This project will explore the effects of different urban tree types and plantings upon people
and wildlife in the Cities of Melbourne, Moreland and Ballarat so they can better plan their future urban forests.
The project will combine tree inventory data with new information on the social and ecological effects of trees (e.g.
human well-being, bird diversity) to guide future tree management decisions that lead to better social and
environmental outcomes for Australia¿s cities into the future.