• 1Be part of the community

    Join the Trees in Cities community and benefit from networking and exchanging experience on urban forestry with other cities around the world. Become part of a global movement to restore, protect, and sustainably manage terrestrial ecosystems

  • 2Mitigate the effects of climate change

    Contribute to your country’s efforts to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. Mature trees sequester and store annually up to 150kg carbon dioxide. Moreover, with the right allocation of trees around buildings, significant savings on energy consumption can be achieved

  • 3Create economic benefits

    Generate economic benefits for your city with urban forestry being a cost-effective nature-based solution that has a high return on investment. Some researchers estimate that, for each USD invested in tree planting, an average return of USD 2.25 is generated, and integrating trees in landscape planning can significantly increase property values

  • 4Build urban resilience

    Make your city more sustainable, healthier, resilient and liveable. Climate change increases the frequency of extreme weather events causing, amongst others, floods, which trees and forests in coastal areas of cities can prevent. Trees can avert further natural hazards including soil erosion and mudslides


  • 5Cool outdoor temperature

    Make your city more resilient to heatwaves, which are increasingly more severe and frequent due to climate change. Through evaporation, trees can reduce the temperature in the urban environment by up to 8°C and provide natural shade

  • 6Improve human health and well-being

    Make a positive impact on the physical and mental health of your citizens. Green urban spaces contribute to citizens’ well-being, promote physical activity, foster social inclusion and create more sustainable communities

  • 8Foster biodiversity

    Encourage biodiversity with trees in the urban environment providing essential habitats, food and protection for flora and fauna

  • 7Contribute to cleaner air

    Support cleaner air in your city with trees absorbing air pollutants and filtering fine particulates. Increasing tree cover in cities improves air quality and reduces air pollution related illnesses and deaths

  • 9Contribute to food security

    Contribute to food security in your city by providing free, easily accessible food produced by trees such as fruits and nuts, mushrooms, honey, or plants for medicinal purposes