Lyndal Plant

For 25 years, Lyndal Plant worked in urban forest policy and planning for local government. During many of those years with the Brisbane City Council, she helped develop innovative partnership programs like “Neighbourhood Shadeways” and “Subtropical Boulevards”, functional tree canopy targets and “no net canopy area loss” policies.

Since leaving local government Lyndal has completed her doctorate in making stronger business cases for investing in urban trees. While houses in leafy streets have long been said to attract premium prices, measuring such premiums in dollar values and comparing them to costs of planting and maintaining street trees in Brisbane demonstrated good returns for a range of home-owners, local government tree owners and state government stamp duty collectors.  

Combining these additional research skills with a passion for evidence based planning and management, Lyndal is now helping others shape their planning for multifunctional green infrastructure.