Green Cities of YOUth

Increasing the role of young people in the development of sustainable cities





Mobile Tree Alley

Mobile trees on the street

Where streets are grey with concrete, and quickly heating up in summers, Mobile Tree Alleys can be a good solution to provide green and shade, to filter dust and and remove some of the CO2 emissions. Small to midsize trees in containers are positioned on or alongside the pavement - if they fit on rolling boards, you can kick-off the involvement of neighbours by organising a parade to move them in. Ideally, each tree has a volunteered patron who waters it every day; and in some cities benches are placed around the trees. After a testing phase, the alley-in-boxes can be replaced by planting of bigger trees, and the Mobile Tree Alley might move on to another grey street.

Costs: €€