Rosie joined the City of Trees team in October 2021 as a Project Officer. Funded by Year 2 of the Green Recovery Challenge, Rosie works upon the ‘Resilient River Valleys’ project to deliver nature-based solutions to climate change in the river valley areas of Greater Manchester, whilst connecting people back with their local green and blue spaces.
Since studying Biology (BSc) at the University of Sheffield and Ecosystem Services (MSc) at the University of Edinburgh, Rosie has worked as a research assistant, an ecologist in the private sector and as a project officer for the EU LIFE IP’s Natural Course project. Rosie has a keen interest in Ecosystem Services, exploring the use of nature and nature-based solutions to improve the environment and human health, including the use of green social prescribing.
Her favourite tree is the small-leaved lime, brightening up our streets and parks with its bright green, heart shaped leaves. Often planted, if found in a woodland setting, the small-leaved lime is an indicator of ancient woodland habitat. Additionally, their flowers can be used to brew a tea that helps with anxiety and insomnia!