Bobbing forest

The Bobbing Forest in Rijnhaven, Rotterdam, February 2020

There’s a mini-forest of Dutch Elm trees bobbing happily in Rotterdam’s Rijnhaven.

The project for this bobbing forest started in 2012 with research into the structure of the floating containers and the sustainability of trees in this saline location. In March 2016, research complete, the trees, now ensconced in recycled buoys, were launched. The plan is for them to live out there for 5-10 years, busily absorbing CO2. It is believed that in just their first year they compensated for 1000km of car journeys, with their absorption rate increasing each year.


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 3 February 2020

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