Non-profit environmental research organization TreeKIT is a small organization making a big impact. Over the last three years, TreeKIT staff have developed simple yet sophisticated methods for cataloging street trees. Researchers and volunteers use a standard engineer’s measuring wheel to position trees in reference to a standard starting point for each particular block. The results, including location and status of trees, are recorded using open-source mapping software. Check out TreeKIT’s map for over 10,000 tree locations recorded since 2010.

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Silva, Philip; Barry, Elizabeth; and Plitt, Sophie (2013) “TreeKIT: Measuring, Mapping, and Collaboratively Managing Urban Forests,” Cities and the Environment (CATE): Vol. 6: Iss. 1, Article 3.