BHA Needs Volunteers for Street Tree Census Tomorrow

We have this from the Brooklyn Heights Association:

We just got word that the NYC Parks Dept. will be holding our first BHA Group Training Event tomorrow [Sunday, July 19] from 2 to 5pm for the NYC street tree census, known as TreesCount! 2015.

All who are interested and available are welcome and very much appreciated. Before showing up with hat/sunscreen, volunteers must do a short online training/registration, and then click on the BHA event rsvp to be recorded on the TreesCount website.

The Parks Dept. is conducting a city wide street tree census, asking individuals and community groups to organize themselves using a new website and software. They will provide iPad mini tablets, rolling odometers and measuring tapes to make the task easy. Information collected by the census provides new data for the department’s GIS database.

We’ve tried it and it’s fun! So, if you can, please take the online training, then come out tomorrow at 2pm for a little community building and tree counting. Bring your photo id, and your TreesCount login. Thank you!

Sorry for the short notice!! Please come if you can

Your correspondent participated in a tree survey in 2011. It was interesting , educational, and fun.

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  • Justine Swartz

    9 Majestic trees that surround the perimeter of Cadman Plaza Library will be uprooted, destroyed when
    our Library is razed and the mammoth condominium is built in its footprint.

  • Jorale-man

    I’m surprised there hasn’t been any discussion about the chopping down of several trees on Henry near Joralemon. That block looks really bare now with the stumps there.

  • ShinyNewHandle

    Maybe call 311—ask if the trees in front of the relevant addresses were removed for showing signs of infestation with the Asian Longhorned beetle…

    If the removal wasn’t city-authorized, then we can all put on our speculators hats.

    /too far away from the central Heights to do the research

  • Jorale-man

    Thanks @shiny – good ideas all. The beetle is a good theory.

  • Willow Street Watch

    Its a real shame that nowhere in Heights history any real world class park type planning has ever been applied to tree layout in the Heights. Perhaps because the Heights was never a planned community or concept we simply don’t have the planned canope effect you have I’m the elite blocks just off prospect park south in park slope or at least the effect in Prospect Park South/the Alvord development. As far as any infestation. Its amazing no one is capable of stepping back from the problem and thinking outside the box and finding, say, some other modality to deal with this problem.