More Trees Please
March 2, 2012 marked Phase 2 of the industry’s Improve Your Plant/Life Balance campaign. The focus of this campaign was ‘More Trees Please’ which is designed to promote the health and wellbeing benefits of trees to the wider community.
Why ‘More Trees Please’?
Activities such as National Tree Day have resulted in more trees being planted, however the many benefits associated with these trees is still lacking, particularly in urban communities.
There is a growing body of international research which clearly demonstrates that trees:
•Filter air pollutants and provide oxygen that we breathe
•Provide us with a connection to nature and the human senses
•Create places for recreation and enjoyment
•Make life more peaceful, relaxing and stress free
•Make urban streets safer
In addition, shade from tree canopies can reduce energy consumption particularly during warmer months and cool our suburbs by day and night making life more comfortable. The nursery industry is currently researching this through collaborations with CSIRO and Universities across Australia.
Retailer Support – Jump on!
You will see that the website has a fresh new look and is linked to the Plant/Life Balance Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/plantlifebalance ) and Twitter page ( www.twitter.com/improveyourPLB )..
If you have any questions regarding ‘More Trees Please’ or Improve Your Plant/Life Balance, please contact NGIA on (02) 8861 5100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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