The city of New Kensington is beginning its smart city transformation by counting its trees. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Outdoor Corps is collecting the data since July 17 and will continue to do so until July 28.
The initiative is dubbed the Urban Tree Inventory, and will provide the city’s Shade Tree Commission with information that will ultimately help New Kensington plan the management of trees growing on city property and demonstrate the needs of the city when applications for grant funding are in order.
As the collected information is crucial initial base data for a smart city, the Urban Tree Inventory is meticulously noting location, size, species and condition of trees found on city property.
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