National Science Week: What is the value of the urban forest?

Are you looking for a fun event during National Science Week? Environment Institute is excited to be supporting a fun and informative workshop on the value of trees.

Come along to an interactive workshop that will help the community understand the value of trees, particularly in urban settings by encouraging participants to consider what makes a good urban tree and understand issues such as impact they are having on carbon, local micro-climate and biodiversity.
The workshop will include:

  • Interactive presentation on what a tree is, tree impact on temperature, biodiversity and carbon sequestration
  • Practice taking measurements on the selected species
  • A sapling to take home so you can measure carbon sequestration each season. This will be provided along with a fact sheet for how and where to plant the sapling as well as how to take the measurements.
  • A book about trees to take home for each family group or individual

We aim to add thousands of plants to homes, community spaces and schools across Adelaide to revegetate Greater Adelaide and provides a means of sequestering carbon on a large scale; improving the local climate for inhabitants by increasing the shade effects and increasing the biodiversity within the city.

What is the value of urban forest? is a pilot program for a larger study currently in planning for groups to learn the value of urban trees and then plant their own sapling to measure annually.

Workshop Details

What is the Value of Urban Forest? (Aberfoyle Park) Saturday, 12 August 2023 10:30 am
What is the Value of Urban Forest? (Noarlunga) Saturday, 12 August 2023 1:30 pm
What is the Value of Urban Forest? (Smithfield Plains) Saturday, 19 August 2023 10:30 am
What is the Value of Urban Forest? (Salisbury) Saturday, 26 August 2023 10:30 am
What is the Value of Urban Forest? (Enfield) Sunday, 27 August 2023 1:30 pm

Book your free tickets online.


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