a reminder about the importance of plant/life balance on world mental health day

Posted on October 10, 2012 By NGIA Admin

A growing body of research is demonstrating that green spaces, plants and urban forests provide significant psychological benefits for their users. We at Improve your Plant/Life Balance support World Mental Health Day (1010.org.au) and believe that the therapeutic value of plant life in our communities needs greater recognition. The natural environment improves health and wellbeing, [...]

thermo imaging supports more trees please

Posted on May 10, 2012 By NGIA Admin

Scantherma, a company specialising in thermal energy inspections, reported recently after a trial flight over the city of Perth the effects of green life on urban surface temperatures. On Tuesday, March 6th 2012, the team at Scantherma took to the skies on an aerial excursion to identify and map energy usage in Perth with the [...]

trees shading visitors to melbourne international flower & garden show valued at nearly $6 million

Posted on March 27, 2012 By NGIA Admin

Visitors to the internationally regarded Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show this week will be walking among trees valued at nearly $6 million. New software has enabled the City of Melbourne to put an environmental value to the trees within the southern section of Carlton Gardens where the Show is located. According to Nursery & [...]

what is the urban forest? and how do we value it?

Posted on February 1, 2012 By NGIA Admin

An urban forest is defined as all of the trees and shrubs on all public and private land in and around urban areas (including bushland, parkland, gardens and street trees) and is measured as a canopy cover percentage of the total area. It is a term now widely accepted in town planning and environmental management [...]