Among many ways we can make a difference to our environment and the world is to plant a tree — and this is the season to do it. Shane Jones is busy arranging for millions of pine trees to be planted, but I am keener to see us go native.

Will a tree or two planted in the garden really make a difference, particularly in town? Yes. Apparently our urban environments nationwide are losing high numbers of irreplaceable mature trees as legal protection for them diminishes.

As a result, our biggest cities are falling behind some of the most heavily

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