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Johns Creek launches ‘Map Our Trees’ initiative

November 13, 2020

Looking for a fun way to spend time outdoors? The City of Johns Creek Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has launched a “Map Our Trees” initiative, which aims to create an inventory of tree species in city parks.

Johns Creek's parks contain thousands of trees, but the city does not have a current inventory of tree types and locations.  A tree inventory with this information can help the city maintain trees and plant more in the future.  

Thanks to a GIS-created smartphone app, “Map Our Trees,” residents can head to any of Johns Creek’s parks (Autrey Mill Nature Preserve, Newtown, Ocee, and Shakerag) with a smartphone and help contribute to the tree inventory.

How you can participate:

1.    Download the City of Johns Creek’s “Map Our Trees” app from the App Store
2.    Head to any of Johns Creek’s parks with your smartphone
3.    Using the Map Our Trees app, start taking photos of trees’ leaves
4.    Upload those photos within the app

The information collected on the app is uploaded and analyzed in order to create the tree inventory. The city can then track tree species, age, and location.

View more information, including the tree inventory progress: https://environment.johnscreekga.gov/pages/tree-inventory

View the Map Our Trees video: