A tree is so much more than just a tree!
Trees provide habitat to support biodiversity, remove carbon dioxide and particulate matter from our air, cool our cities during summers, and inspire enjoyment by all. Trees planted deliberately to provide any of these services are considered as nature-based solutions. In a recent episode of the IIIEE podcast, you can learn more about specific nature-based solutions as we expand on concepts discussed in the ‘Urban Nature’ course. In the episode, we meet Associate Professor Kes McCormick and Research Associate Björn Wickenberg, who share their research on nature-based solutions. Kes provides a behind-the-scenes take on creating the course 'Urban Nature' and Björn shares with us his perspective as a previous urban planner in how to invite nature into our cities. Find the podcast - 'Advancing Sustainable Solutions' - on any of your favourite podcast platforms!