Washington Square Park Ecology
ioby project with Washington
Square Park Blog
Washington Square Park Ecology will create a map of the ecological
assets of the park. Local Ecology and the Washington Square Park Blog
have partnered on this project. The final goal is a mobile map of the
trees (of a certain size) and the buried Minetta Brook/Creek. Users of
the website will see a map of the trees and the route of the brook.
Species and size information will be provided for the trees. Trees of
note will be highlighted; for example, the historic elm in the NW
corner of the park as well as the sites of the former Japanese sophora
trees that were removed during the park's recent renovation. A
narrative of the brook will be available as one walks its length
through the park. Support
Broadcasting Tree Benefits & Care
Tracking the ways in which nonprofits and municipal
agencies communicate tree benefits and stewardship information to
Eat Street Trees!
Documenting and encouraging edible urban forests.
Look at the fruits
of our streets.
the environmental benefits of street trees
(published in Urban Forestry &
Urban Greening, 2013)
environmental services from urban forest expansion (in
Diffusion, & Governance
infrastructure are biotechnologies and we look at their design,
diffusion, and governance.
Nature-made sites are
intentionally designed to provide
ecological benefits and to improve
environmental quality. Add your site here
inidividuals and communities respond to tree
loss? What are the implications for landscape changes resulting
from biological plagues and climate change events such as storm surges
and rising temperatures? Follow
Elegies project on Storify.