Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tree Inventory

This spring you may have seen our summer intern, John Pleva from Michigan State University putting tags on the trees.  Along with tagging all of the trees on the property, he will also be recoding the species, size (diameter of the trunk), and condition of the tree and noting the information on memorial plaques.  A tree inventory was done in mid 1980's but the data was not stored on a computer.  With the new information stored in Excel, we will able to keep the database up to date and have the flexibility to search and sort the information.  We hope to have all the trees tagged within the next few weeks.  We are expecting to record somewhere between 2 -3,000 trees.

John Pleva from MSU tagging a Silver Maple for our tree inventory.