3,000 trees and many thousands of facts about them

Trees on South Mendenhall StreetIf you haven’t taken a look at the College Hill Tree Inventory, it’s now available by clicking here. The report¬†includes trees at least 4 inches in diameter at a height of 4 1/2 feet. It’s accompanied by an interactive GIS system that provides details on each specific tree.

A few highlights:

  • The inventory covered 3,090 trees.
  • Each tree was assessed for health, size class, hazard rating, and conflicts with power lines, sidewalks, etc.
  • Eighty-four species were identified.
  • Most common: crepe myrtle. ¬†We have 380 of them, 12% of the total.
  • The vast majority, 83%, are in good health.
  • Thirty trees were dead. Or, if you’re a glass-half-full person, 99% were alive.
  • We have a pretty good mix of sizes/ages: 45% were rated mature; 52% were younger (intermediate, juvenile, sapling). Three percent were rated over-mature (over the hill).

The report was paid for with money from the neighborhood’s municipal service district fund. Aycock also had one done with money from their MSD funds.

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