Trees re-leaf me .. no canopy means hotter suburbs

By Matthew Raggatt
Updated April 23 2018 - 8:15pm, first published January 16 2014 - 3:00am

As Canberra sweltered through its hottest day in 12 months, Australian National University data suggested trees could be the key to lowering summer temperatures by up to seven degrees in the capital's suburbs - and saving lives.

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