The Urban Forest Project is launching an online tree mapundefinedand you can be one of the first to contribute information to it. Join the Creston Neighborhood Association for an opportunity to increase your tree identification skills and learn how to add trees to the new Grand Rapids tree map.
When: Tuesday 9 October 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Creston Neighborhood Association conference room (enter around the back of the building by the parking lot) 205 Carrier Street NE, Grand Rapids, 49505
Why map trees? To enhance the urban forest and reach Grand Rapids’ 40% canopy goal, the counting has to start! Mapping trees on both public and private property helps to identify species diversity issues, to address invasive pests and disease concerns, to assess canopy needs, and to more efficiently use the available resources.
Urban Forest Project coordinator Lee Mueller will lead workshop participants through a step-by-step process for identifying tree species and adding trees to the online tree map. Participants will then have an opportunity to practice their skills outdoors.
The Urban Forest Project is an initiative of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, in partnership with the City of Grand Rapids, the Grand Rapids Urban Forestry Committee, and Grand Rapids Community Foundation.
For more information:
Lee Mueller, firstname.lastname@example.org, 616-389-4687