New York City is using 5,000 volunteers to map the city’s 600,000 trees. Every single tree.
New York City is home to more than 600,000 street trees, according to some estimates. But good luck finding any one of those trees on a map—that is, until now. For the first time ever, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation is working with thousands of volunteers to measure and map every single street tree on every single block in every single neighborhood in all five boroughs of the city.
Every. Single. Tree.
TreesCount2015 is relying on some 5,000 volunteers to manually document every tree using a system developed by TreeKit.org, a New York City based non-profit that develops collaborate tools to manage the urban forest. (2015) by Philip Silva on The Nature of Cities August 2, 2015.