Below we have listed the top 10 issues that currently affect your Plant/Life Balance

  • Shrinking property sizes in the suburbs. Land sizes are shrinking whilst homes at the same time getting bigger.
  • Removal of indoor plants from offices. Many offices removed living plant material in the false belief that it was not economically feasible to keep them maintained.
  • Urban high-rise dwellings. As high-rise living becomes more and more popular, space for green-life in traditional gardens is diminishing.
  • Reduction in public green spaces. With the pressure to release land comes a reduction in plant-life.
  • Time-poor public. Today’s high-paced lifestyles make gardens and their maintenance seem unfavourable.
  • Misconception that gardening is hard work. Many people today have never gardened and have the misconception that gardens equal hard work.
  • The NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) attitude towards trees. Whilst people may understand the benefits of trees they can often also have the false belief that trees have a negative impact on their home.
  • Recognition of value by urban planners. Whilst there are defined values that can be applied to infrastructure such as roads and pavements, till now there has been no set values for plant-life.
  • Appreciation of the benefits of increased green-space. Most people do not ever take the time to think what benefits green-space has in their lives.
  • Accessibility to green-space. People can often not have adequate access to green-space.