Tree study shows low-income Brisbane suburbs need more shade

23 Sep 2022
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Researchers are calling for more trees to be planted in low-income suburbs across Brisbane. Image: supplied.

Researchers say more investment in tree planting is needed after discovering inequality in shade-coverage across certain Brisbane suburbs.

A University of Queensland study counted trees in three Brisbane suburbs of varying average income levels: from low (Deagon), to middle (Riverhills) and higher-income suburbs (Parkinson).

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