In September and October 2013, a tree inventory was conducted in College Hill. The report was received in March 2014. It’s available by clicking here (PDF).
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 (Note: The site works better with Google Chrome than Microsoft Internet Explorer, which can have trouble calling up information on specific trees).
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. The Aycock Historic District also had one done with money from their MSD fund.
The two projects were honored with the Greensboro Beautiful 2014 Ecology Award.