Trees for Streets - EIP project video

Trees in cities are particularly hard hit by the effects of climate change, especially due to extreme weather conditions and increased pest pressure. The EIP project "Trees4Streets" is developing root-hardy and climate-adapted trees. Clones are propagated in the laboratory for this purpose. Several tree nurseries are then testing cultivation under field conditions. Plane trees and a hybrid of winter and summer lime trees are showing promise for the future. The project aims to produce urban trees faster and more cheaply.

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