This article was published by ABC News.
Unpredictable and drastic weather is affecting the livelihood of the humble suburban street tree.
The expectation of harsher winters and hotter summers is forcing city planners to ensure tree-lined avenues stay green and resilient.
Researchers from the Australia National University (ANU) say they have witnessed the deaths of 100-year-old trees all around Canberra.
They have now partnered with the ACT Government to look ahead to the next century amid ever-changing weather conditions.