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Guest Speakers

On September 16, 2023, we meet the dedicated team, Sara Ellenberger Vaner – Architect, Amanda Frantzen* – Landscape Architect and Gardner, Emma Thomas* – Landscape Architect and Urbanist, and Caspar Kerdijk - Gardner, from mein Baum dein Baum. This local organization whose core mission is to "plant more trees along public streets in Basel," shared their insights in our live forum.

We learned how the organization got started, how they are progressing, and where they plan to go in the future.

The event highlighted the power of creating a vibrant urban landscape by planting more trees in public spaces. In a changing climate, city trees provide shade, absorb pollution and noise, add beauty and improve the health of residents.

Three insights gathered from the forum:

  1. Never underestimate the power of one.

  2. "It's no longer about being green. It's about common sense." - Emma Thomas

  3. Trees are multifacted in the work they do.

To learn more about mein Baum dein Baum, visit their website.

*Present the day of the forum event.

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