How many trees line Boston’s streets? Help us find out!
For the past two years have educated and engaged residents, teens, and volunteers to inventory Boston’s street trees. Together, we have collected data on nearly 10,000 street trees and over 2,000 empty planting sites.
This project provides people an opportunity to learn about trees, identify tree species, and collect invaluable information on the trees and tree sites. You can see the results and engage with their work at OpenTreeMap.
Get Involved and Inventory
Learn how to inventory street trees and empty planting sites
Just go through our virtual-training video series.
Access these handouts to help you while you’re out in the field:
- Inventory Protocol (PDF)
- Tree ID Guide (PDF)
- Tree ID Guide for mobile (PDF)
How to stay involved
There are two ways to join this project: through Teen Urban Tree Corps, a paid youth learning and engagement summer program, and our community-centered VolunTREEr program.