Urban neighborhoods with high-rise concrete buildings are often gray and drab. Urban Street Forest works to color cities with the planting of vertical forests. We do this by planting trees on the balconies of high-rise apartment buildings. We accomplish this by involving children, neighbours, local shops, and local organizations.
For every tree planted on a balcony in your neighborhood, a tree is planted in the developing world to combat desertification. We do this together with the local farmers to help make their lands fertile again. In effect farmers can improve their living and bring more products to market.
First recording in the USF Camper (video)
Spain 2018 (video)
Berlin 2016 (video)
Adis Abeba 2016
Arnhem 2016 (video)
Amsterdam 2014 (video)
TEDx Maastricht (video)
The inspiration for the project came from Friedensreich Hundertwasser, this Austrian artist came up with the concept 'The Tree Tenant'. This is a tree that grows outwards from an inner balcony and improves the living environment in the city.
trees are essential for the health of man, animal and environment
trees attract birds & butterflies
trees produce oxygen
trees purify the air
trees add colour to the neighbourhood
more green reduces stress
trees reduce street noise
Loss of fertile soil is a major problem around the world. About 30% of the Earth’s surface is degraded.Natural areas along with farmland both suffer due to the washing away of the fertile topsoil, caused by deforestation. Loss of topsoil results in failed crop harvests and food insecurity.
But our situation is not hopeless. Planting trees is the first step in the right direction to restoring healthy soil. With the strategic planting of trees along with the building of small dams, fertile soil will be rebuilt and retained. Areas once vacant of plants can become productive again within 10-15 years.
By working together with nature and farmers to address both their needs, we help to reclaim local economies by reclaiming the fertile soil.
We are proud to partner with Trees for the Future. They plant trees in developing countries, together with local communities. This enables them to restore the landscape, grow more food and build a sustainable future.
Visit www.treesforthefuture.org for more information.
trees planted by Urban Street Forest since 2015
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Foundation Urban Street Forest uses vertical greening in cities as a tool to plant as many trees as possible in developing countries for the benefit of large-scale landscape restoration in the fight against desertification.
Vertical greening in cities is realised by means of trees and plants on balconies. For each tree on the balcony, at least one is planted in a developing country. Planting in developing countries is done together with local farmers in Agroforestry projects.
Foundation Urban Street Forest
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