The benefits of trees are widely known; they help the environment by cleaning the air and providing habitat for wildlife, improve physical and mental health, increase community, boost the economy, and even reduce crime rates. A major advantage of planting plenty of trees in an urban environment is that they decrease the amount of stormwater runoff and therefore reduce the number of pollutants that reach local waters. Trees should be a major consideration in stormwater management systems during the planning of urban landscape and more trees should be planted in urban areas to ease pressure on existing stormwater systems
Water runoff generated by storms can be substantial and in tropical climates such as Queensland, proper management of stormwater is essential. In urban areas especially where a concrete jungle has often replaced the natural habitat and where large amounts of tree cover have been lost, flooding can be a risk due to there being nowhere for stormwater to be absorbed by vegetation and soil. There are innumerable problems which can occur and can be attributed to lack of tree cover and general green landscape.
The average rainfall in tropical Queensland is quite high but according to the Queensland government:’ Queensland’s rainfall is highly variable, making long-term trends difficult to detect. The Bureau of Meteorology uses a 30-year period (1961 to 1990) to characterise the rainfall and climate of a region. In terms of characterising average rainfall, the 1961 to 1990 period is generally indicative of the full rainfall record with the average annual rainfall across Queensland being 623mm which compares quite closely to the average (616mm) calculated over the full extent of the Bureau of Meteorology’s high-quality rainfall data (1900 to 2015).’
For all your Tree Care needs and to speak to a Level 5 Qualified Consulting Arborist, call Heritage Tree Care on 0737155444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free, no-obligation quote and our qualified and experienced Arborists will be delighted to advise you on the best course of action for your trees. We cover Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Redlands, Moreton Bay, Toowoomba and Gold Coast area in South East Queensland, Australia.