I have discovered a fantastic green-botanical-climatic online reference with excellent tools for researching:
- Life support for human habitats
- Carbon storage protocols
- Climate change
- Tree coverage over car parks
- Urban Heat Island effects
- and the list goes on and on ...
There is an excellent plant selector tool to help you determine what tree will grow where.
Just enter your postcode. I entered 5035 and got 491 trees recommended.
On the top of the list was the Raspberry Jam Wattle tree.
Block out some time and check out this site. There is so much to discover.
Here are further details with the links ...
Looking to a greener future with new online tools
Two free online tools are now available from the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide to provide greater understanding of green space and its importance in urban environments.
The Green Infrastructure Evidence Base and Plant Selector+ are resources that will help us grow healthier, greener, cleaner and cooler towns and cities. The two tools complement each other to provide a comprehensive resource for the whole community.
The GreenInfrastructure Evidence Base brings together research, information and resources about why we need to incorporate nature into our urban environments.
PlantSelector+ is an extensive, searchable database of native and exotic plants suited to urban South Australian environments, from groundcovers through to tall trees. The selector enables you to find the most suitable plants for your local area by entering your postcode or suburb.
Find the Green Infrastructure Evidence Base and Plant Selector+ on the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide website.
The Green Infrastructure Project is a partnership between the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges, Renewal SA, and the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide. Development of Plant Selector+ has been assisted by the Local Government Research and Development Scheme and SA Water.