Canopy Assessment: Hyperspectral Imaging
To begin, the Green Heart team conducted a canopy assessment. The results of the assessment showed the research team the existing variety of tree species and how healthy or stressed those trees were.
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Tree Health Assessment: YouthBuild + TNC Summer 2019
In 2019, the Nature Conservancy and YouthBuild Louisville partnered to conduct a tree health assessment. The data SummerWorks employees collected and contributed to the Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities citizen science app will assist Green Heart in caring for the existing neighborhood trees.
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Emerald Ash Borer Treatment
In addition to planting, Green Heart works to maintain the health of existing trees. In partnership with Louisville Grows, the Nature Conservancy is managing the mapping and treatment of ash trees located on private and public properties in Green Heart communities. In total, this partnership has protected more than 100 ash trees from the emerald ash borer. For additional information or to see whether your ash tree is a candidate for treatment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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