Free tree ID and mapping activity at Little Walnut Creek Park Saturday, April 23rd

TreeFolks Austin Tree Map is a collaborative community project to map Austin’s urban forest. Everyone from kids to foresters can contribute valuable information about Austin’s trees and share stories about their favorite trees with their community. TreeFolks Austin Tree Map was launched in 2015 with grants funded by The City of Austin’s Urban Forest Grant Program and The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA).

TreeFolks will be hosting a free tree ID and mapping activity at Little Walnut Creek Park next door to Region 13 in Austin on Saturday, April 23rd from 10 am-noon. The mapping event is free, but we request that folks sign up at www.treefolks.org/tree-id.

This would be a great event for science, tech, and math teachers who might be interested in integrating outdoor learning into their curriculum to attend. Mapping involves IDing and measuring trees and mapping them on a google-type map using OpenTreeMap. The program calculates the ecosystem benefits provided by each tree (energy conservation, storm water filtration, etc.). For more information please visit http://www.treefolks.org/treemap/

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