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.