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New web site maps every tree in Toronto

Web developers love reinventing Toronto in map form - you can listen to street sounds, watch transit run in real time, and see how the city's evolved over the centuries. Here's a new one for the green-space nuts: A map that aims to list every single tree in Toronto.

The Toronto Tree Map project, by Mathew Brown, a postdoctoral fellow at U of T, uses public data, like the city of Toronto's tree database. Zoom in close and click on an individual tree, and you'll even see information on the type and the diameter of each (which can be edited and updated by the public).

Parks aren't included in the current iteration of the map, which makes them look, curiously, like deserts in the middle of a tree-heavy city. In residential areas like the Danforth and High Park, the tree cover is dense; in St. James Town, you can pick out just a few.

Photo by Carlos Bezz in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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