A few weeks ago I posted a blog about a San Francisco initiative called Urban Forest Map. Well, if you’re interested in this type of thing, then do I have a project for you. Its called i-Tree and its an online tool for assessing and managing community forests. Fantastic. Apparently there is just under 200 users in Australia of this map, which is just amazing. If anyone has any connection with these maps please send a link through below in the comments section. It would be great to share this information around.
But the overarching reason why these tools are of interest right now is that shortly the City of Melbourne will be holding community meetings in Carlton, East Melbourne, South Yarra and the CBD in order to develop an Urban Forest Strategy. So if you live or work in this area and are passionate about what your streets look like, or just enjoy a bit of a tree hug every now and again then this is your big moment to get involved. There is an online forum to contribute to, otherwise here are the dates for the community conversations:
|06 April 2013||East Melbourne Urban Forest Workshop – 10am @ East Melbourne Library|
|20 April 2013||South Yarra Urban Forest Workshop – 10am @ South Yarra Primary School|
|04 May 2013||CBD Urban Forest Workshop – 10am @ Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street|