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TreeMania - Internet of Trees

The efficient use of natural resources is one of the most important tasks facing society today. The growing world population and the level of prosperity is leading to an increase in residential areas, which is increasing urbanisation and leaving less and less room for green space. There are no suitable concepts for sustainably maintaining a healthy living environment in urban areas. With the signing of Agenda 2030 in 2016, both the Netherlands and Germany have set themselves ambitious goals, which now have to be implemented mainly at municipal level.

These goals must also be achieved with the help of digital technology. The German sustainability strategy literally states: “In view of Agenda 2030, it is important to use technical and scientific progress to address ecological and social challenges.

Sustainability and digitisation demand or lead to change in society, the economy and lifestyle”.

The goal of TreeMania is to develop sustainable methods for the cultivation, planting and care of trees and shrubs in urban areas. The project will combine these methods with digital elements and artificial intelligence to collect soil, tree and bush health data and compile them into dashboards. This product of sustainable landscape and soil management management, digital technology and state-of-the-art sensor technology makes this project approach innovative.
TreeMania has many positive effects: Environmental protection, sustainable urban development (e.g. air quality, temperature balance, fine particulate pollution, groundwater abstraction, biodiversity, flood protection), making the common space more attractive to citizens and contributing to the targeted fulfilment of legal requirements (“from means to purpose rules”).

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Planned project costs

1.489.044,68 €

Project Duration

1.1.2020 - 31.10.2022


Socio-cultural and territorial cohesion in the programme area

Lead Partner


Project partners

Gemeente Venray, Stadt Mönchengladbach, Whysor B.V., Gemeente Weert, De Biogeoloog, Suolo BV (Arnold Co-Innovatie), Gemeente Nijmegen, Gemeente Maastricht, Stadt Krefeld, Mönchengladbacher Abfall-, Grün- und Straßenbetriebe AöR, Kommunalbetrieb Krefeld AöR, Detiger,


Financer Amount
Gemeente Venray 0,00 €
Whysor B.V. 75.790,46 €
De Biogeoloog 93.602,00 €
Gemeente Nijmegen 25.000,00 €
Mönchengladbacher Abfall-, Grün- und Straßenbetriebe AöR 25.000,00 €
Kommune NRW n.n. 0,00 €
Stadt Mönchengladbach 0,00 €
Provincie Gelderland 75.000,00 €
GIQS e.V. 0,00 €
EFRE / EFRO 594.105,65 €
MWIDE NRW 206.501,37 €
Gemeente Maastricht 25.000,00 €
Gemeente Weert 25.000,00 €
Detiger 108.706,00 €
Stadt Krefeld 0,00 €
Suolo BV (Arnold Co-Innovatie) 85.339,20 €
Provincie Limburg 100.000,00 €
Kommunalbetrieb Krefeld AöR 50.000,00 €