We are excited to be working with the University of Louisville's Biology Department as we collect baseline data at Founders Square in preparation for the implementation of the Trager MicroForest Project.

From understanding the current state of the biodiversity of plants and animals on the site, to soil microbes and carbon sequestration potential, the faculty and students are helping better understand the urban space and how the intense greening intervention impacts health and the environment.

Today we caught up with Mark, a PhD candidate at the UofL Biology Department, as he collected data around soil respiration at nine locations in Founders Square for Dr. Andrew Mehring.

We are looking forward to the detailed analyses all of our research partners are collecting so we can better understand how we can make our cities healthier and more resilient places people love.