If planning decisions properly considered the value of trees in a city, we could have a modern transport system and tree-lined views to enhance the journey.
Land clearing in Queensland has tripled in the past five years.
Six years after Black Saturday, it's worth remembering that heatwaves kill more people than bushfires do, so shade can be a life-saver. But tree cover and shade are not evenly distributed in cities.
As summer rolls on once again you're despairing at a brown lawn. Perhaps you should embrace a shabbier backyard.
Planting more trees in our cities is a good idea, but we need to remember to plan ahead for conditions those trees might encounter when they mature in half a century's time.
There's something in the air that actually has health benefits when you take time to walk among the plants and trees. What that is exactly is still being studied by scientists.
Cities are aiming to increase their tree cover. But there will need to be more than trees to encourage wildlife to return.
We all love a shady courtyard, but it's tough to know just how effective trees are at beating the heat.
The mechanisms are there - but where's the evidence?
Conflicting evidence means it's tough to tell whether trees helping to clear the air, or if green is not as good as we thought.
Mangroves - one of the most important trees - are threatened by rising seas. While these forests can adapt, human development is getting in the way.
2,000 square km of forest have dropped dead in New South Wales, indicating big changes to the environment.
Bat populations have been hammered by deforestation. Efforts like tree-planting schemes are a step forward, but they're doomed to fail unless we apply a bit more local knowledge.
Why are African baobab trees found in India? Genetic research is starting to shed light on the answer.
Invasive pests threaten the world's much-needed planted forests, as trees are declining.
Forest loss has halved over the past 30 years according to the 2015 Global Forest Resources Assessment, released yesterday.
Sophisticated models and supercomputers allow researchers to create a high-fidelity map of the Earth's trees – and show that we’re losing billions of trees a year.
There are more than three trillion trees worldwide, but that's only half as many were around at the start of human civilisation according to new research.
Each year more than 15 billion trees are lost worldwide, according to a major new study.
The US West – suffering one of the most damaging wildfire seasons this decade – needs to break with current practices to avert more costly and dangerous wildfires in the future.