Informer: First home buyers scheme not so hot, but trees keep homes cool

Sarah Lansdown
By Sarah Lansdown
March 26 2022 - 6:00am
Researchers found that deciduous trees planted near houses provided optimal shade in summer but let the sun shine through in winter. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Prospective first home buyers may have been heartened by Labor's promise of a scheme to help 10,000 people in regional areas get into their first home.


Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au