Camilla Cook: Tree Inventory Update #6

On August 7th and 9th, I completed Blocks 1, 11, and 12 – finishing the Business and Institutional Core Cluster! On the small portion of Block 1 (Hamilton Avenue), I identified Catalpa speciosa (Northern Catalpa). On Block 11, there were Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood), Taxodium distichum (Baldcypress), Tilia cordata (Littlelead Linden), and Liquidambar styraciflua (Sweetgum), […]

Camilla Cook: Tree Inventory Update #5

Yesterday, I completed Block 9 and almost Block 10. Even though I didn’t complete my targeted goal for the day (I was in South Homewood from 7:45 am till noon), I had some insightful and wonderful conversations with several residents that were worthy of my time. On Block 9.3 at 7800 Susquehanna Street, there is […]

Camilla Cook: Tree Inventory Update #4

On Tuesday, I went and inventoried Block 8 and Block 9. On Block 8, there were only two trees on the west side of the block (Tioga and Braddock). Of the two, I identified an Acer saccharinum (Silver maple). Since I divided Block 9 into three portions, I will discuss each separately. On Block 9, […]

Camilla Cook: Tree Inventory Update #3

This morning, I redid the field work completed on the first day of data collection, measuring in particular the height (more so recording up/down percentages of my views of the top and bottom of the trees) and distance (how far away from the tree can I view the top of it) of the twenty-three trees […]