San Francisco Launches Tree Census

Posted by Trish Riley, May 3, 2010

Gainesville should do this:

As the map of urban trees grows, organizers say government and NGO groups will be able to keep them healthier and, for the first time, to quantify the benefits trees provide by reducing air pollution, offsetting greenhouse gas emissions and reducing energy consumption in nearby homes.Go to the site and you’ll be prompted to enter the type of tree, its size, its health and other identifying information. The tool immediately returns figures telling you how much the tree is giving back in dollars, kilowatts, pounds and particles.

via San Francisco Launches First Crowd-Sourced Tree Census | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World.