"We often take trees and green spaces for granted, but we shouldn’t," writes David Suzuki
Natural infrastructure is good for the climate and communities
“We often take trees and green spaces for granted, but we shouldn’t. They clean and cool air, filter and regulate water, reduce energy use, and protect homes and businesses during storms,” wrote David Suzuki in a recent commentary published by the Georgia Strait. He is a scientist, broadcaster, author and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation.
“Recognizing urban trees as infrastructure assets opens up new ways to assess their value and justify investment in their maintenance. Living, green infrastructure increases in value over time, unlike grey infrastructure, such as stormwater pipes, which depreciate. As trees mature they provide exponentially more benefits to residents.”
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To download and read the complete commentary by David Suzuki as published in the Georgia Strait newspaper, click on David Suzuki: Natural infrastructure is good for the climate and communities.