GIS Aids in Tree Planting and Giving Back to Community

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The City of Lake Forest is planning on planting around 180 trees this
year that were purchased with funding that was donated from city
residents. Known for its tree lined streets, these donated trees will
help fill in areas of the City from newly renovated parks to medians
along major roads. The Parks and Forestry department worked with both
Engineering and GIS to create a map project that served two purposes; to
help plan the locations of the Oak and Elm trees, and create an online
interactive map that would allow residents to click on each tree and see
its sponsor.

The use of GIS and interactive mapping technology for this project
will save the foresters time in planning, allowing them to see project
areas and make decisions without going into the field. Likewise,
residents will be able to stay involved with the project by using the
interactive map that shows the location and information for each tree.

GIS Aids in Tree Planting and Giving Back to Community

Blog_GIS_Aids_in_Tree_Planting_and_Giving_Back_to_Community.bmp

The City of Lake Forest is planning on planting around 180 trees this
year that were purchased with funding that was donated from city
residents. Known for its tree lined streets, these donated trees will
help fill in areas of the City from newly renovated parks to medians
along major roads. The Parks and Forestry department worked with both
Engineering and GIS to create a map project that served two purposes; to
help plan the locations of the Oak and Elm trees, and create an online
interactive map that would allow residents to click on each tree and see
its sponsor.

The use of GIS and interactive mapping technology for this project
will save the foresters time in planning, allowing them to see project
areas and make decisions without going into the field. Likewise,
residents will be able to stay involved with the project by using the
interactive map that shows the location and information for each tree.