Finally, the Dashboard week’s first 2 challenges have finished and welcome the 3rd challenge. The 3rd challenge will use the data from the City of Melbourne Open Data and I will choose Trees with species and dimensions as my topic.


Melbourne CBD landscaping, specifically the tree planting initiatives. The City of Melbourne has been working on improving the greenery and overall aesthetics of the city, and tree planting is a major part of this effort.


Melbourne is Australia’s second-largest city and one of the most livable cities in the world. It is renowned for its vibrant cultural scene, stunning architecture, and thriving economy. However, like many cities, Melbourne has been struggling with issues related to urbanization, such as air pollution, urban heat islands, and biodiversity loss. To combat these issues, the city has been taking steps to increase its greenery and improve the quality of life for its residents.


One of the ways in which the City of Melbourne has been working towards this goal is through tree-planting initiatives. Trees play an essential role in mitigating urban environmental problems. They can help reduce air pollution, absorb carbon dioxide, provide shade, and lower temperatures, which in turn can reduce the heat island effect. They also provide habitats for wildlife and contribute to the aesthetic beauty of the city.


In 2021, the City of Melbourne launched a tree planting program that aimed to plant 5,000 new trees by 2024. The trees would be planted in public spaces such as parks, streets, and laneways. The city is also working to increase the diversity of the tree species planted to ensure a more resilient urban forest. The tree planting program is part of the city’s larger Urban Forest Strategy, which aims to increase canopy cover by 40% by 2040.


Today I will basically use this data to find out how the Melbourne CBD trees distribution is, how was their type and the year they planted.



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