Inspiration Card
Nature Based Solution
Urban Network Structures

N1 Single tree lines

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Climate Resilience Water Management Natural and Climate Hazards Biodiversity Enhancement Air Quality Health and Well-being Social Justice and Social Cohesion

Single line trees are arranged along one side of streets, bicycle paths and sidewalks. Urban trees can positively affect local micro-climate conditions, absorb gaseous pollutants, intercept particulate matter and provide shade for people and buildings. The potential effects of street trees depend on factors such as tree size and health, canopy cover, leaf area index, planting density, species, location, and water availability. Tree lines are often combined with low landscaping measures like raingardens that can enhance the benefits associated with single line trees, for example, by improving the biodiversity and water management potential.

Conditions for Implementation
  • Appropriate species selection
  • Sufficient above and below ground space
  • Soil material and depth
  • Consideration of built environment characteristics
Similar Terminology
Street Trees
    Cooling Service Transpiration
    Building (Insulation)
    Reflection (Albedo)
    Surface Water Regulation Water Conveyance
    Water Infiltration
    Water Retention
    Water Storage
    Water Reuse
    Water Purification Water Filtering
    Water Bio-remediation
    Air Purification and Noise Reduction Deposition
    Air Biofiltration
    Noise Reduction
    Biodiversity Habitat Provision
    Socio-Cultural Services Beauty / Appearance
    Usability / Functionality
    Social Interaction
    Provisioning Service Food / Energy / Material
    Climate Regulation CO2 Sequestration