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Pipes, yes, but don’t forget urban trees too. 🌳 🌳🌳

Significant urban forest loss is another contributing factor to Auckland’s vulnerability to flood events.
Trees capture a significant proportion of rainfall in the canopy and root systems, either slowing its entry into waterways or returning it to the atmosphere via evapotranspiration.… Image
But in Tāmaki Makaurau, loss of urban forest accelerated significantly since blanket tree protection was removed in 2012. See @AklCouncil & @mc_stanley1:… >12,879 trees, >61 hectares, lost in Waitematā board area in 10 years, worst in Grey Lynn (ahem!). 👇 Image
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