Category Archives: Tree Mapping

Mappy Monday!

Introducing the new Friends of Grand Rapids Parks’ Urban Forest Project blog series: In this blog series we will be exploring the wonderful world of trees, data, and maps For our introductory entry we will be highlighting one of our partners: Have you ever been in the middle of nowhere and wondered where you were? More


Due to server issues with the Urban Forest Project’s Tree Map feature, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and the City of Grand Rapids will now be accepting nominations for Mayor’s Tree of the Year via email or Facebook message. This is an easier way for you to tell the rest of Grand Rapids why a More

East Hills Wins 10 Trees!

East Hills has a history of supporting its urban trees. For this reason, the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks (FGRP) chose it as a neighborhood to pilot their tree mapping program when it launched in August. In October, FGRP challenged East Hills Council of Neighbors to map as many trees as possible in two weeks. More

Tree Price Tags in Downtown GR

Tree tags are popping up around town. You might have seen these colorful and informative tags hanging from various trees throughout Grand Rapids. On one side, they communicate the ecosystem value contributed to Grand Rapids by that specific tree. On the reverse, they contain an artistic representation of a native tree, or Grand Rapids’ urban More

Middleschooler maps most of Midtown Green

Special thanks to tree map user Chloeboo (username) for helping map most of Midtown Green.  Chloeboo was able to earn volunteer credit for the project prior to entering City Middle School.  Chloeboo identified, measured, categorized, and mapped over 30 trees in the park.  Their effort earned them over 800 reputation points in the system. There More

Keep a tape measure in your pocket

With the Tree Map in beta testing, I’ve been taking different opportunities to map trees around the city.  Today I finally got around to editing the inaugural Mayor’s Tree of the Year.  Thankfully a lot of the data was already in the tree map because of East Hill’s earlier mapping efforts to catalog the street More