Washington Square Park Ecology
an 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 WSPEcology today!

Broadcasting Tree Benefits & Care Information
Tracking the ways in which nonprofits and municipal agencies communicate tree benefits and stewardship information to residents here.

Eat Street Trees!
Documenting and encouraging edible urban forests.  Look at the fruits of our streets.

Ecological Street Tree
1. Mainstreaming the environmental benefits of street trees
(published in Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 2013)

2. Geography of environmental services from urban forest expansion (in draft)

Green Infrastructure Design, Diffusion, & Governance
Green 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 or here.

Tree Elegies
How do 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 the Tree Elegies project on Storify.


Read wide ranging urban ecological ruminations on local ecologist.

Georgia Silvera Seamans trained as a community and urban forester in New Haven and Boston.  She received her PhD in landscape architecture and environmental planning from UC Berkeley and a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

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