Trees are a key component of green infrastructure – one cannot imagine a human-friendly environment without them.
Trees improve the quality of life in cities. They cool and provide shade, produce oxygen, filter air of pollutants, protect against noise and flash floods.
Trees improve the microclimate of the rural landscape, protect agricultural crops from drought and soil erosion. They are habitat for wildlife, including pollinators essential to farmers.
In the era of climate change, we need trees more than ever. At the same time, the changing climate is making it more and more difficult for trees to survive, and people are not making it easy for them.
That is why we need STANDARDS showing how to take proper care of them so that they live long and provide us with numerous benefits. The standards serve managers, tree officers, and contractors of tree work. They may also be useful for community activists to influence green space management
Support for our Project LIFE15GIE/PL/000959 „Trees for Europe’s Green Infrastructure” 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); Stefan Batory Foundation, 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.