Wednesday, April 14, 2010

2010 Tree Census of Chicago area underway soon; Chicago, IL

2010 Tree Census:
2010 Tree Census
Every tree counts toward a greener, healthier, more beautiful world!

That's why The Morton Arboretum is conducting a 2010 Tree Census in the seven-county Chicago region, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service.

When: Beginning in May through October 2010
What: Assess the character, extent, and environmental contributions of the urban and community forest
Results: Due out winter 2010-2011

Project Goals
Determine the scope, character, and condition of the urban forest
Evaluate the vitality of the urban tree canopy
Set realistic future goals to increase the canopy
Establish a baseline to measure future progress towards our mission
Measure and quantify the ecosystem services derived from the urban forest

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