This Saturday, TreeNYC was joined by an amazing crew: the East Harlem First Robotics team led by G. Garcias. These young people tackled tough-to-map areas at the north edge of the neighborhood that are experiencing heavy construction impacts from Atlantic Yards. Tree ID was taught by guest landscape architects Michael Cluer and Patrick Doran.
This Saturday’s mapping party in Prospect Heights was a great start to the season! Prospect Heights Community Farm graciously hosted our orientation session, which turned into a jubilant meet-&-greet where some of our staunchest supporters finally met face to face. Five teams of mappers set out and in just a few hours completed 25% of the total block segments. We wrapped up the day with a report back and got some great advice on what could be improved about the user experience. Unofficially, we can say that the greatest factor affecting efficiency is talking to strangers — we are amazed by the sheer number of passers-by who walk up and want to know what we are doing and why!
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who made it happen in the hot, hot heat.