Transition Hull and Hull Friends of the Earth Talk
‘The Value of Urban Trees’
A talk by Professor Roland Ennos
Monday 9 November 2015, 7.45 pmBoulevard Village Hall, Hull HU3 3EJ
Admission free, all welcome
The Value of Urban Trees will explore the benefits to us of urban trees, particularly how they cool the city (and people) down and help reduce the likelihood of flooding. Professor Roland Ennos plans to give real numbers about how useful trees are, which can help influence politicians to take them seriously.
Prof Ennos is Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Hull. He is a plant biomechanic with a strong research record on trees, particularly in relation to anchorage and stability. He has special interests in the application of physical principles to the environment, particularly how vegetation influences, and is influenced by, urbanisation.
This is the fourth in a series of joint Hull FOE and Transition Hull talks organised in the run up to the Climate Change talks in Paris in December 2015.