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How Urban Forestry is Using Tree Tech

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Jul, 14, 2014 @ 17:07 PM

Millions of Americans have access to the latest technology in the palms of their hands. Smartphone applications, or “apps,” not only play games and connect to the web–they can also increase awareness and engagement in managing urban forests.  

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Cities and organizations can make use of these apps to recruit and educate volunteers, to receive tree status updates from people on the street, to lead interactive guided tours, and to help residents identify trees in their neighborhoods. Technology is revolutionizing the connection between people and trees, and new ones are being released all the time.

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Join @CoronaTools and #Treechat co-partners Anthony Le, Program Coordinator at Alliance for Community Trees and Raynell Cooper, Geography Major at GWU, & intern for this week's topic,
Tree Technology and Urban Forestry. The live chat begins Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST.  This the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Discussion Key Points 

Going High Tech - Discover how technology is being used as an efficient way to share urban forestry best practices. 
App for Urban Forestry - Discuss how citizen engagement, advocacy and the nuts and bolts of tree ID and maintenance are done through apps. 
Getting Tech Savvy - Hear about ACTrees monthly webcast series that covers best practices, creative programs, tech and more! 
Organizing the Conversations - Explore how ACTrees utilizes Twitter hash tags to share stories & news related to a certain topic
Available Programs  - Learn about the programs like i-Tree that helps urban foresters to calculate the impact trees are making for the community.  

Join the Conversation

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

Corona Tools Treechat

Tech topics are hot and important to help link volunteers and urban forests. It will be an hour packed with information and insight on new apps and technology and how to connect volunteers and trees. Come and join us!

About Treechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now treechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

Topics: Corona Tools, ACTrees, Technology, urban forestry, volunteers

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