Plant trees to stay cool in summer
With summer temperatures soaring, it is vital that we grow shade trees to protect ourselves from harsh UV rays.
On a hot day, the first place we like to park our car is under the shade of a big tree.
When walking on a hot day, respite under the shade of a tree is a blessing especially for the young and the old and frail.
With a rapid rate of urban development on the Peninsula, we are seeing well established mature trees being cut down.
With development also comes a predominance of hard surfaces, asphalt and concrete, adding to the rise in temperatures.
Plant a tree for shade in your garden or nature strip.
Some of the best trees for your nature strip, as advised by the previous Gosford City Council, are tuckeroo, callistemon, water gum and brush box.
Let's bring shade trees back to the Peninsula and stay cool in summer.
Email, 1 Feb 2017
Debbie Sunartha, Umina Beach
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