Trees Count! 2015

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Help Count How Many Street Trees Are in NYC

By Dana Schulz, Wed, June 17, 2015

Just a couple of months ago, we shared a fun map that lets users explore New York City’s 592,130 street trees by species and trunk thickness. Brooklyn web developer Jill Hubley used data from the 2005-2006 Street Tree Census to create the map, but a lot of trees have come and gone in the past nine years. This time around, the Parks Department is crowdsourcing to count the city’s street trees as part of its Trees Count! 2015 project. As Brooklyn Magazine reports, “Participants will be armed like park rangers, walking around different neighborhoods with tree identification guides and tape measures, recording data that will eventually trickle into an interactive map that encompasses all five boroughs.”

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