About 100KTREES

100KTREEs will provide tools and evidence-based services to decision makers within city authorities encouraging them to plant more trees.

About 100KTREES2023-01-31T14:51:48+00:00

The future of urban tree planting begins now

The ambition of the HORIZON Europe project 100KTREES is to make cities a better and healthier place to live by encouraging municipalities to plant more trees and to optimize the impact of tree planting.

Ten are the organizations involved in the project, from 7 different EU countries: Danish Hydraulic Institute (DK, project coordinator), the Sofia Development Association (BG), Eurosense (BE), EcoTree (FR), GISIG (IT), Free University of Brussels (BE), One Tree Foundation (BG), CWARE APS (DK, Project Manager), Urban Digital APS (DK), ND Consult LTD (UK).

The benefits of urban trees

  • Improvements in air quality

  • Increasing carbon sequestration

  • Reduction of heat islands

  • Improvement in urban biodiversity

  • Reduce risk of pluvial flooding

  • Reduce noise levels

Examples of land surface temperature (left column) and greenness (right column) for the city of Copenhagen derived from EO data.

100KTREEs will develop mapping and modelling tools to optimize the planting of trees and to monitor their health, based on satellite data from Copernicus EU space programme and in-situ data. By assigning monetary value to the key attributes of a tree, e.g. pollution absorption, cooling effect, noise abatement, flood risk reduction and increased biodiversity, a number of business cases will be developed for our two partner cities.

Sofia (Bulgaria) and Copenhagen (Denmark) are the two metropolitan use cases where technical and socio-economic approach of 100KTREES will be tested and demonstrated. The team will support cities by mapping the existing trees and by showing a solid business case for planting new trees, as well as attracting third party sponsorship to make it happen.

The project is granted by the European Union Agency for the Space Programme.

100KTREES started in December 2022 and will finish in December 2025.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the project results be openly available?2023-01-30T16:23:01+00:00

The project results will be available to all interested stakeholders as Open Data, Open Source software and trough specific collaboration and license agreements.

How can I participate in the project?2023-01-30T16:09:02+00:00

In the cities of Sofia (Bulgaria) and Copenhagen (Denmark) the project will organize various citizen engagement events, informational campaigns and on- site workshops. Stay tuned by subscribing to our newsletter.

Can my city benefit from the 100KTREES results?2023-01-30T16:30:11+00:00

Of course! The toolboxes developed for Copenhagen and Sofia during the project will be used as ‘showcases’ towards other cities and city departments. After the end of the project, the developed toolbox services will be available for new city clients.

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