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What is the 'urban heat island effect'?
The 'urban heat island effect' is when a built up city creates warmer temperatures, than suburban and rural areas. This is due to the dark hard impervious surfaces absorbing and trapping heat, combine with a lack of moisture, trees and other shade to provide cooling.
What is a 'Canopee'?
A 'Canopee' is a French product, a lightweight tree canopy shaped trellis in a round planter base. Its designed to create green living sculptured canopies providing cooler, more resilient and sustainable urban environments.
What is 'green infrastructure'?
Green infrastructure is the technical name for a tree, plants and anything that can grow plants on it, such as green walls and arbours.
Where can I find more information about climate change for my region?