The i-trees project investigates and demonstrate the contribution of green cover to climate change resilience and adaptation. Through a long term and innovative programme of tree planting, green roofs and green walls and the installation of a range of scientific monitoring equipment, i-trees will help to transform the Oxford Road Corridor of Manchester City Centre into a ‘Living Laboratory'.

Dr Roland Ennos (Life Sciences) and his NERC sponsored research student (David Armson) will use these plots to measure the impact that trees and greenery can have on issues such as ground surface temperature; capture of dust and fine sooty particles; Water retention and use.

Funded by: 
Various sources
Principal coordinator: 
Peter Stringer, Red Rose Forest
Lead contact: 
Project timeframe: 
January 2007 - ongoing
Faculty of Life Sciences and Faculty of Humanities (School of Environment and Development)