NYC Street Tree Census


On walks to brunch, coffee, etc. my roommate and I often conduct totally nerdy but less than scientific surveys of trees on the way. Our classifications (admittedly a little rough) are divided into two categories: cool and uncool.
-Gingko Tree? Nice-shaped leaves, but smelly. Not cool.
-Unknown deciduous Pine? Cool.
That’s why shortly after the activity was invented I was amused and fascinated to learn that New York is conducting it’s own arborial mission called Trees Count. The census takes place over four months and they still need volunteers in some of the boroughs. Now’s the chance to cultivate (or reconnect) with your inner tree dweeb.

1 Comment so far

  1. Anna (unregistered) on June 28th, 2005 @ 2:38 pm

    whoa, that’s intense. i prefer your cool/uncool classification, ami. but as i think about it, i rarely notice individual trees.

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