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Diversification of urban forests is essential to enhance their resilience to future biotic
threats as well as those posed by a changing climate. Arboreta and botanic gardens
Positive interactions between people and nature inspire behaviours that are in harmony
with biodiversity conservation and also afford physical and mental health benefits.
The past few months have highlighted the importance of parks and nature in cities.
Improving urban forests is one of the solutions to achieving several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and making cities healthier and more livable for people.
Of the myriad gifts plants provide to humanity, food is among the most visible, as everyone needs to eat, every single day.
Contact your elected representatives and let them know how you feel about plants, our web of life, and the ecosystem services we all depend upon: