Boston's Urban Tree Data Now Available Through Analyze Boston

~ Boston, MA - The Parks and Recreation Department and Urban Forestry Division have reached a significant milestone in their efforts to improve public access to urban tree data. With the completion of the street tree inventory in 2021 and ongoing efforts to inventory trees in parks, both datasets are now available for download through Analyze Boston, the City of Boston's Open Data Hub.

This integration into Analyze Boston consolidates valuable urban forestry information alongside other city datasets, making it easier for researchers and analysts to access and utilize this data. The inventories will also continue to be accessible in an interactive format through an external link on the City's Urban Forest page.

The street tree and public tree inventories provide crucial details on species, size, location, and ecological benefits of trees. This information is essential for urban forestry planning and management. The inventory is updated daily to reflect the ongoing work of Urban Forestry Division staff who are responsible for planting, pruning, and removing trees citywide as part of a comprehensive tree care plan. This real-time snapshot offers insight into the composition of Boston's urban forest.

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This initiative aligns with recommendations from the Urban Forest Plan (UFP) that call for improved public access to inventory data and systematic collection of information on park trees. By providing better access to this data, the City hopes to promote transparency and encourage community involvement in preserving and maintaining our urban tree canopy. This will ultimately contribute to the health and vitality of our city's green spaces.

The availability of this data on Analyze Boston marks a significant step forward in enhancing public access to urban tree data. It not only aids in research and analysis but also promotes community engagement in caring for our city's trees. The Parks and Recreation Department and Urban Forestry Division are committed to continuing their efforts towards improving our understanding of Boston's urban forest.

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