The Urban Tree Alliance was awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to implement and manage an online tree inventory of the greater Madison area using the “Open Tree Map” platform. Termed the “Madison Tree Map”, this project will consolidate all of the existing tree inventories from muncipalities, neighborhoods, campuses and others into one easy to use web-based interface. Community members will also be able to add trees to the map themselves, creating a holistic inventory that stretches across property lines and municipal boundaries to represent the urban forest as a whole.
You can learn more about this mapping tool by visiting the Open Tree Map website, where you can also find links to 5 cities that are already using the software.
Work has begun on the project and we expect to have the website up and running in the coming months. Check back soon to learn more!