Encinitas Unveils Tree Tracker App to Share Data with the Public
Learning more about the trees that make up the city of Encinitas’ “urban forest” will soon be as easy as clicking on an interactive map. The city is set to launch “Encinitas Tree Tracker,” a mapping program that is linked to a database of information about the more than 12,000 trees owned and maintained by the city.
The information in the database has been gathered for years, and used by the city for budgeting and maintaining the city’s trees, located along streets, in roadway medians and in parks, said Glenn Pruim, city Public Works director. The city then decided to use its GIS mapping software to create an interactive map that will share the data with the public.
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