Trees in the middle of the road

Richards Ave, Surry Hills, Sydney NSW

Free air con, walk away -Trees in the road

One of Earth’s finest arborists, John Lennon, advised us well with his rhetorical question, “Why don’t we do it in the road?”

Trees in the middle of the road provide free air conditioning.

Which road would you rather walk in, live in and pay the electricity bills in – a road like Richards Ave, Surry Hills, or the thousands of other roads in our cities which have little shade?

Richards Avenue is 6.4 metres from the kerb to the centre of the road where the trees are, or a total kerb to kerb width of 12.8 metres.

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