Amateur Arborists, Behold: iPhone “Trees Near You” App

Good blog reported yesterday on a very neat iPhone application called “Trees Near You.” “Trees Near You,” created by Brett Camper, allows you to identify and learn more about the half a million or so trees in New York City as you walk around.

The app covers all city blocks and all five boroughs, and it even has a handy feature that measures the environmental and financial benefits provided by the trees. So cool! The app was designed using street tree census data made publicly available by the City of New York. You can watch a great demo on the Trees Near You site.

Right now this app is only useful for folks in New York City, but it’s such a great idea — we hope it might became available in other urban spots as well!


One comment

  1. chris norman

    this is a great idea and a great use of the digital age to educate and info about urban trees. i am a trainning abroist and would love to see this app avaible for european citys.
    thank you and good luck with the future.

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