THE URBAN TREE

part of a green movement

OUR STORY

Inspired by nature

We fusioned two ideas – a desire for more nature in our cities and our passion for lowering the material footprint.

We wanted our solution to be a multifunctional design piece, that could strengthen the biodiversity in urban areas, store rainwater and act as a flash flooding buffer, help mitigate the Urban Heat Island Effect, add more greenness and make it a space for citizens to enjoy. With the option to add even more features. 

What we see

Grey infrastructure

As our cities grow and more people move into already crowded spaces, what do we need to do to transform our urban areas into healthy places to live? An increasing body of research tells us that we should be letting nature back in.
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Nature-based solutions can make climate related problems smaller, while also making cities more beautiful – and thereby increase citizen satisfaction and property value. 

This is why we want to provide the cities with more solutions to their greening problems, not by replacing trees, but by expanding the greening market.

By 2050

1 %

of the worlds population will be living in cities.

Children growing up with low levels of green space have a

1 %

higher risk of developing mental health problems.

VISION

Our vision is to create greener and healthier cities made for people through innovative and concrete solutions 

MISSION

Our mission is to provide aesthetic and sustainable solutions for the urban built environment.  

We want to address air pollution, biodiversity and urban climate by deploying URBAN TREES in major cities around the world

How does it work?

  • The URBAN TREE does not need to be dug into the ground or mounted on a building. It stands on its own.
  • Its exterior is covered with a dense carpet of plants that uptakes small pollution particles, and removes them from the air. 
  • More vegetation means more nesting and foraging possibilities for insects, birds and mammals.
  • It provides shade and regulates the microclimate around it, making it a more enjoyable experience to be outside, especially on hot summer days.
  • The greenness that it adds to our cityscapes boosts the willingness of citizens to spend more time outside.
The URBAN TREE is here to provide a new solution for cities to bring more nature in. It is a complimentary addition to street trees, green walls and roof gardens. We need all the imagination in the world to combat low levels of greening and biodiversity.
 
Be part of the green movement and join us.

How is it made?

  • The URBAN TREE skeleton is made of industrial waste streams, that would otherwise end up in landfills.
  • One URBAN TREE consists of 2 tons of industrial waste. 
  • The skeleton gives the URBAN TREE its form and makes it strong enough to hold up to 2500 litres of rainwater. 
  • The water stored inside is used for watering. 
  • A bench around the tree provides citizens with a place to meet up, catch their breath and take a break.
  • The top is covered with a lid, which allows for a solar panel to be installed.
  • Add-ons can include IOTs, sensors, bike parking, sprinklers and speakers.

We are not afraid to think out of the box, and we see many ways to tailor the URBAN TREE to fit the needs of our customers.

Committed to the SDGs

Meet the team

Birgitte Holt Andersen

Co-founder

Business planning and  development, contracts and​ budgets

Louise Kjær-Hansen

Co-founder

Project management and sales

Rune Holdt Mortensen

Co-founder

Communication, partnerships and​ strategy

BLOXHUB

Frederiksholms Kanal 30 A2 

1220 Copenhagen

Email : lkh@cware.eu

Phone: +45 29 88 68 92