Ursinus' Tree master plan
In 2011, Ursinus College contracted with KLM Design Group to create a Tree Master Plan to help guide us in the care of one of our greatest resources: our trees! This comprehensive document can be viewed here.
Alum Amos Almy (Environmental Studies, 2013) used the recent tree master plan to get campus trees onto the Philly Tree Map site (Click on the link and zoom into the campus area). The survey identifies individual trees by location and species and will also have information on tree diameter. This project provides the campus with information on the ecosystem service benefits of campus trees. This information is used by professor Patrick Hurley in his ENV 100 class. The image below shows the trees that have been mapped on the Ursinus Campus along with their yearly ecological impact.
What You Can Do
Interested in learning more about the tree survey? Contact Patrick Hurley at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Philly Tree Map project, click here.