People, Trees, Landscapes and Climate Change

Greg Moore

“Trees make major contributions to all urban landscapes, such as streetscapes, roadsides, parks and gardens, as well as private dwellings. The significance of trees comes not only from their large size, but also from their long life spans. Their size gives a sense of scale to built structures, the importance of which is magnified by the presence of multi-storey dwellings and large numbers of utility poles and signs. The longevity of trees can span decades and even centuries, and they may persist as monuments to human intervention or management of the landscape longer than the labours of any other human endeavour …”