The Benefits of Urban Forests

The Benefits of Urban Forests

Urban Forests are continuous networks of trees and vegetation in our streets, parks, gardens in open space and private yards. Urban forests have wide ranging benefits including: - providing shade and reducing effects of urban heat - enhancing health and wellbeing - providing oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide - contributing to amenity and Toowoomba's 'garden city' image - Encouraging people outdoors to be active - providing habitat for urban wildlife - enhancing a local sense of place and raising property values.