And yet, knowledge of the urban forest — where the trees are, what species are represented, how old and healthy they are, the distribution of trees geographically — has great value for planners, city foresters, ecologists, landscape architects, tree advocacy groups, and residents, too.
Our goal with the Urban Forest Map is to provide a one-stop repository for tree data, welcoming information from any agency or group and enabling and celebrating citizen participation. Together we’ll work toward building a complete, dynamic picture of the urban forest.
Neat. I found 1,699 Japanese cherry trees in the city. About three are on my block. I’m going to go and take some photos of them. And look - shapefiles!