Trees are among the most important, and at the same time least-appreciated, elements of green infrastructure in Europe. Their presence helps to assure quality of life, as well as supplying a great many different services. Proper practice regarding the management of the trees that form green infrastructure can allow benefits to society and nature to be optimised.
This Polish-German project has as its fundamental aim an improvement in the ways the trees forming the two countries’ green infrastructure are managed. This happens through the devising and dissemination of guidelines and good practices where tree maintenance is concerned, as well as publicity work to ensure the backing of both the public and decisionmakers. The output of the Project will in fact be propagated in other EU Member States as well.
Our activity seeks to improve the management of trees that are such a key element of green infrastructure. So we set standards helpful to those managing trees as they take care of them directly, as well as supporting public participation in maintenance and protection work.
Foundation for Sustainable Development
Św. Wincentego 25 a,c
phone: +48 71 343 60 35
Support for our Project is first and foremost assured by the EU’s LIFE Programme, as well as the Voivodeship Funds for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Wrocław, Gdańsk and Poznań (Poland); the United Kingdom’s Charities Aid Foundation; and the Norddeutsche Stiftung für Umwelt und Entwicklung based in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The Project is also funded by donations from individuals and institutions, as well as from the Project partners’ own means.