The 3 Phenological Gardens were created with the purpose of reducing the effects of climate change
The collaboration developed in the framework of the European program Life CLIVUT “Climate Value of Urban Trees”, between the Department of Forestry and Natural Environment of AUTh and the TITAN Cement S.A. factory, with Scientific Officer Thekla Tsitsoni, received an award at the “Bravo Sustainability Week 2021” titled “Human and Environment for a sustainable future”, for the installation of the first of three Phenological Gardens established in the area of Thessaloniki.
The 3 Phenological Gardens were created with the purpose of reducing the effects of climate change by means of planning sustainable urban projects. 100 trees and shrubs of 20 different species were planted in each Phenological Garden, with the aim of observing and studying the effects of climate change.
The Life CLIVUT Program began on 1/9/2019 and will end on 28/2/2023, but the Phenological Gardens can be used for at least 10 more years. Data collection will continue, enabling scientists to observe any temporal association between the various phases of plant growth and the prevailing climate conditions. The collection and processing of such data will provide useful insights about climate change, its effects and how to halt its progress. Lastly, related educational programs have been designed, aimed at enhancing the citizens’ awareness and knowledge about urban green spaces and their role in cities.
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