A robust foundation for urban tree management activities
The 100KTREEs project is developing a toolbox were valorisation of tree impacts, cost benefit analysis, and what-if scenarios (long and short term) are considered, providing valuable business cases for the end-users for planting trees.
During the development of the 100KTREEs toolbox, two end-users represented in the consortium, the city of Copenhagen and the city of Sofia,will be asked for continued feedback on its usability and utility. Co-creation workshops will be organised to collect the requirements of the involved municipalities.
A the end of the project the toolbox will be offered to city clients as SaaS (Software as a Service). Is planed to offer 3 service levels: basic, premium and an annual monitoring service.
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Toolbox technologies and resources
Copernicus Enhancer Tool
A semi-automated system that enables a trained user to continuously select, process and analyse Copernicus data and supporting datasets and visualize the results in a web-based interface. The tool will enable users to map and extract environmental information.
Automated Tree Analytics
Automization of image interpretation, e.g. to detect ill trees by Artificial Intelligence from Colour-Infrared imagery is still in the phase of development. Within this project it is targeted to bring the accuracies for automated identification of trees to a higher level.
A GIS-based impact assessment tool will be developed to evaluate different tree planting scenarios. The inputs of these models will be from the improved Copernicus data and tree attributes and other open-source data. Overall, six environmental impacts will be included.
Crowd Science App
Through a broad citizen and experts engagement campaign on a crowdsourcing basis, the project will collect and update data on urban tree vegetation through a platform optimized for mobile use.
Tree attribute valorisation
100KTREE will establish a coherent method for estimating the key attributes of city trees in terms of carbon sequestration, absorption of pollution particles, cooling and noise effect biodiversity, etc and to connect the valorisation of these physical values into monetary values.
Business cases for cities
100KTREES will provide assessments for planting trees in cities on an ad-hoc basis. The approach will be a combination of costs-benefit analysis enhanced with qualitative indicators and social analysis to demonstrate the societal and environmental benefits of tree planting.
Collaboration based financing schemes
100KTREES will support cities in the development of innovative business models and collaborative investment/sponsorship schemes, where private companies collaborate with city administrations to achieve a common goal of financing tree planting.
Frequently Asked Questions
The project results will be available to all interested stakeholders as Open Data, Open Source software and trough specific collaboration and license agreements.
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.
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.