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Informer: First home buyers scheme not so hot, but trees keep homes cool

Sarah Lansdown
By Sarah Lansdown
March 26 2022 - 6:00am
Researchers found that deciduous trees planted near houses provided optimal shade in summer but let the sun shine through in winter. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Prospective first home buyers may have been heartened by Labor's promise of a scheme to help 10,000 people in regional areas get into their first home.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au

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