Facebook post by University of Helsinki

Job description for urban trees could be something like this: - provide shelter and diverse habitats for many species - absorb carbon, which curbs greenhouse gas emissions - decrease temperatures by offering shade and evaporating water - decrease the risk of urban flooding - provide city residents with aesthetic pleasure and comfort. Researchers aim to create models on how various species of trees grow and function in varying surroundings. New technologies, such as laser scanning based on remote sensing, are needed to find out such details. This way they can imagine what certain areas and their tree stand will look like in, say, 40 years.
City trees are important for urban wellbeing helsinki.fi

Accurate information, produced by laser scanning and data modeling, helps the City of Helsinki to take better care of trees.