Campus Tree Database and Air Quality

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Campus Tree Database and Air Quality

Spring 2019-Climate + Research

Project Overview

This project conducted an inventory of our campus urban forest. This project developed a campus tree map and database that identified all trees at UCCS including: Age, height, total carbon-sequestration, energy profile, diameter at breast height, genus, species, and valuation. This database is utilized as an educational research resource for our campus and potentially utilized for campus tree care. As part of the education element of this project they integrated a tree cookie display that shows the historic climate of the region. As part of this project they proposed the installation of an air quality monitoring station that helps engage students about our campus air quality and the way our tree canopy plays a role in the air we breath.