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I-Tree Leeds: Community Day
August 17, 2017
Find out about the i-Tree Leeds project and gain some tree surveying experience.
Urban green spaces such as gardens, parks and woodlands provide many benefits to people and vital habitats for wildlife. Urban vegetation stores carbon, helping to mitigate climate change, and reduces the likelihood of flooding by storing excess rain water. Trees and green spaces can improve air quality, limit the impact of heatwaves, encourage people to undertake physical activity and reduce depression. However, these benefits are difficult to quantify and compare to other, more easily monetised, uses of land.
Together with the United Bank of Carbon and Leeds City Council, the Leeds Ecosystem, Atmosphere and Forest (LEAF) centre are undertaking the i-Tree Leeds project to survey and try to put a more appropriate value on the trees of the city!
Join us on 17 August to hear more about the project, find out what we’ve done so far and learn tree surveying techniques. On the day you will be contributing to our survey of trees on the University campus but you will learn skills that you can take back to your local park or green space.
There will be two sessions, one from 2pm – 4pm for those that can attend in the daytime and a further session from 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Go on the website for more information.
At the start of each session there will be a couple of presentations to explain the concepts behind the project and the work we’ve done so far – then we’ll get outside and do some tree surveying! For enquiries, contact Dr Cat Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org).