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Environment Group Developing Street Tree Map

Trees on a street in the southwestern city of Gwangju. (Yonhap)

Trees on a street in the southwestern city of Gwangju. (Yonhap)

GWANGJU, June 23 (Korea Bizwire)An environmental civic group in the southwestern city of Gwangju plans to make a street tree map as part of efforts to keep street trees healthy, respond to climate change, and improve the urban environment.

The Korean Federation for Environmental Movement (KFEM)’s Gwangju branch on Wednesday signed an agreement with the Volunteer Service Centers of Dong and Gwangsang district offices, the Forest Interpreters’ Association and the IT solution provider NUbiz Inc. to develop a street tree map.

The local residents participating in this project as volunteers will collect information on the city’s street trees, while local businesses will donate technical expertise to establish an integrated network.

The KFEM will assist with the training of the volunteers by offering theoretical education on urban areas, street trees and how to research trees.

Thereafter, it will collect a variety of basic data, including the type of street trees, the height from the ground to the first branch, and the width of the tree trunk at chest height.

The street tree map will be computerized to be shared for free through the Internet and social media.

The KFEM estimated that the number of street trees in the city stood at about 160,000 last year.

M. H. Lee (mhlee@koreabizwire.com)

One thought on “Environment Group Developing Street Tree Map

  1. Khalid Mahmood

    wishing best of luck to KFEM for the subjective environmental program.
    if it is possible to accept my participation , I am happy to take part for two to three weeks as volunteer .
    I am HSE practitioner.


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