Welcome

Posted by UWRL on November 12, 2012

Welcome to the Urban Wildlife Research Lab’s TREE App – Tree Research, Education, and Exploration Application. This interactive website presents information on all trees on the University of Louisville’s Belknap campus. You can interact with this information from you browser on your computer/smartphone—or if you have an android phone, you can download the app for free. If you are on the UofL campus you can turn your GPS on and have it provide information about trees in your current area. Feel free to use this app as a tool to learn more about the campus and how UofL cares for our trees.

 

Background

Posted by UWRL on November 12, 2012

The tree survey was completed by the UWRL with assistance from students in Dr. Parker’s Environmental Biology (BIO 263) and UofL’s center for GIS. Species, diameter at breast height (dbh), crown width, height, and GPS coordinates were recorded for the approximately 2,500 campus trees. These data were then used to calculate the amount of CO2 sequestered yearly and over the entire life of the tree, the live and dry weights, approximate age, and dollar value for each tree.