Tree identification project
The trees in Cedars Park's arboretum have been identified and tagged by members of the Friends of Cedars Park.
This large-scale project, spanning 2019 to 2021, has enabled the community to better understand and enjoy trees within the arboretum.
Professional advice, books and websites, including state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technology developed by National Geographic, have been used to accurately identify over 600 trees.
An identification tag affixed to each tree allows visitors to easily look up the species.
The project was started in response to several members of the public who expressed interest in knowing the species of trees in Cedars Park, as there was a lack of information available.
Project proposed to Friends of Cedars Park, and planning begins.
An arboretum area (see map) excluding heavy woodland is established to help manage and locate trees. This is split into zones, allowing the project to be completed in stages to provide data to the public as early as possible.
Tree identification begins.
First booklets available in café.
Project paused due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Tree identification resumes.
Tree identification completed.
Tree data moved online for free access.
The public is better informed about trees in Cedars Park.
Tree work can be carried out more efficiently; external staff, who may not be familiar with the park, can easily locate a particular tree.
If people wish to study trees, they can easily find a particular species.
Memorial trees and benches are easier to locate, due to zones.