Smelling and tasting traffic

When traffic is bad in Yarra, can you smell or taste it? People in Manchester UK can, as reported by Child in the City:

Image credit: Child in the City

In response, a primary school has planted ‘tredges’ or trees managed as hedges, just behind their fenceline. A researcher at Lancaster University has demonstrated that these ‘tredges’ can act as a natural filter, capturing substantial amounts of the particulate air pollution generated by passing traffic. 

Let’s not let air pollution from traffic get as bad as in Manchester. Or, if you can already smell and taste air pollution in Yarra, contact us to let us know where.

Published 6th June 2021