Many thanks to all those that took part in this tree survey on 2nd January 2021.
For the survey we had four groups of people (maintaining social distancing) making various tree measurements and photos in the village and Ewhurst Green, to add to Treezilla. This is a “citizen science project that is aiming to encourage members of the public, local authorities, business, local groups and other organisations to collaborate in mapping, measuring and monitoring trees across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland”.
Treezilla measures the “eco-benefits” of the trees as they are added. On the day we could only measure a small fraction of the trees in the village but the numbers are still impressive. The measured trees give an annual saving of £3,840. Just imagine what benefits all the trees in parish are giving!
|Avoided runoff||28 m3/yr||£28|
|CO2 stored||53,200 kg||£3,352|
|CO2 removed||1,046 kg/yr||£66|
|Water intercepted||172 m3/yr||£222|
|Air quality improved||2,877 g/yr||£172|
Here are a before and after map of the village with all the measured trees marked.
As you can see below, we have added many more trees!
Alice prepared a pack of information and a form to fill in for each tree we surveyed. These are available on the LEAP website. If you want to download them and add more trees, please do. They can be any trees not already measured, even those in your own gardens. Please email completed forms and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Even better you can add trees directly into the Treezilla website or mobile app yourself.