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Development of the StreetTREE tree-planting method, which is used as a sponge city element regardless of infrastructures in the road bedding

Project Leader
Scharf Bernhard, Project Leader
Smart Cities Demo - Kooperative F&E-Projekte - Experimentelle Entwicklung
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
GEOplast Kunststofftechnik GmbH, Bahnstraße 45, 2604 Theresienfeld, Austria.
Contact person: Friedrich Schals;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Green4Cities GmbH, Plenergasse 1/Top5, 1180 Wien, Austria.
Contact person: Andreas Berger;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Grünstattgrau Forschungs- und Innovations GmbH, Favoritenstrasse 50, 1040 Wien, Austria.
Contact person: Susanne Formanek;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
IMG Innovation Management Group GmbH, Wassergasse 22-26, 2500 Baden, Austria.
Contact person: Manfred Peritsch;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Raintime GmbH, Achauer Straße 49A, 2333 Leopoldsdorf, Austria.
Contact person: Alfred Janousek;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Weissenböck Baustoffwerk GesmbH, Weissenböckstraße 1, 2620 Neunkirchen, Austria.
Contact person: Stefan Weissenböck;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner

Further information:

Pitha Ulrike, Project Staff
Ertl Thomas, Project Staff
Stangl Rosemarie, Project Staff
Pressl Alexander, Project Staff
Von Der Thannen Magdalena, Project Staff
Minixhofer Pia, Project Staff
Prenner Flora, Project Staff
Briefer Anna Katharina, Project Staff
Henöckl Christina, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Sanitary Engineering and Water Pollution Control
Institute of Soil Bioengineering and Landscape Construction
Development of a tree planting method 'StreetTREE', which can be used as a unique sponge city structure. (S-TREE-T)
Funded by
Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Sensengasse 1, 1090 Wien, Austria
Trees are an indispensable element of urban climate change adaptation. Of all green infrastructures, they are the most effective and cost-efficient measure for creating climate-resilient and liveable cities. Currently, trees can only rarely be planted in existing cities due to the many fixtures and fittings (gas, water, electricity, communication, sewers, district heating), or only at considerable construction expense. The innovative approach of StreetT-REE allows trees to be planted independently of fixtures, provides sufficient root volume for the tree and forms a strong component of a sponge city. StreetTREE is designed to enable the planting of trees in the existing city and thus make a valuable contribution to climate change adaptation!

Bioclimatology; Landscape architecture; Vegetation technology;
Green Infrastructure; Climate Change Adaptation; Rain Water Management; Urban Trees; Structural Soils;
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