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Treepods Clean Air in Urban Jungles Without Soil, Water or Upkeep

Treepods are synthetic trees made from recycled water bottles that replicate the benefits of real trees in urban areas and concrete jungles. The Treepods were designed by Mario Caceres and Christian Canonico, who responded to a call by SHIFTboston for creations that could provide protection and decarbonization without soil, water or care. Their winning design will be an entry in the U.S. Green Building Council Urban Tree Competition.

The Treepods remove carbon dioxide from the air and release oxygen, just like real trees. Treepods boast solar panels and a kinetic energy station to power air filtration. The trees' modern design will fit right into a downtown core, and can even light up at night.