Tree Mapping
Tree Mapping
A Data-Driven Snapshot of the Trees in Your Community


It is vital to understand the ecosystem services that trees in your community provide. But not everyone gets it. As the town arborist, you’re making a video presentation analyzing the tree ecosystem in your neighborhood (or downtown area) to be delivered to the town council. First, you must create a tree-based map of a given area that notes each building and tree in the area. Then you must analyze the data, addressing, minimally, these criteria:

  • Tree biodiversity
  • Native vs. foreign species
  • Threats to trees, including pests and disease
  • Root system health (space, soil chemistry, etc.)

In the end, how environmentally tree sound is your community?


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