Adapting Parks

"Adapting Parks" detects and replaces park and road-side trees which are vulnerable to drought and heavy rain.

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    Short description of measure

    Problem to be solved: Drought, flooding

    Goal, potential objective: Development of tree status to withstand both drought and heavy rain

    Developmental steps: Detect endangered trees; substitute with adapted species

    Instruments, implementation mechanism: Park planning; control over interference; courses for planners; subsidies for conversion; efficient existence; promotion of adapted species for citizens; guidelines in local plans

    Area of implementation: Local, urban

    Responsibilities: Local parks and trees agency

    Time horizon: Medium to long term

    Economic aspects: Reduction of the costs of care and trimming; lower danger of damages

    Promoters, obstacles, risks: Resistance of sentiments toward traditional landscape design

    Side effects:Improvement of bio-climate; city water containment

    Bridge to mitigation: More biomass as CO2 sink