We launched our Neighbourwoods© project in Long Branch in the summer of 2018, and hired three students for the summer to be trained by and to work with Dr. Danijela Puric-Mladenovic, a professor in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto.
In 2019, we decided to expand the project and will have hired six students this summer. They start June 3rd.
Building on the data we gathered last summer, Dr. Puric-Mladenovic is also working on measuring the overall changes in tree canopy to provide us with feedback on whether our tree canopy is declining, increasing or just staying the same.
Our goal is to have trees covering 40% of Long Branch.
Our teams of students will come to your property and ask permission to enter your yard and conduct their inventory. Among other things, they will:
- identify the species of every tree in your yard
- measure the size of each tree and estimate the age
- note the location of each tree
- evaluate the health of each tree.
If you are interested in participating in our tree inventory project and having the tree data on your property added to our database, you can just email us with your name, address and phone number so we can arrange for one of our teams of students to come around.