Put Technology to Work April 2020

Find out Where the Trees are in Bloom Near You with Arlington’s Park Tree Finder Map New data is helping the City of Arlington, which has nearly 100 parks, better understand the diversity of its urban forest and the potential risk from insect and disease threats to our native shade trees. Last summer, the City conducted tree sampling in 44 of the 99 parks to determine and analyze tree density and the composition. The research found that 95 percent of the estimated 110,740 trees in the sampled parks were native trees, and that the three most common are sugarberry, post oak and cedar elm. This and other data gathered in the study will help guide the City in future planting decisions and has led to the creation of an interactive map that allows the public to view tree data by individual park. Overall, 48 unique tree species were identified throughout the 44 park sites included in the study. Of those, 30 species are considered shade tree species that are highly beneficial in providing heat island reduction, air pollution removal, and stormwater runoff control. Q3 UPDATE • • • • • • · FY 2020 Find Where Trees Bloom Near You with Arlington’s Park Tree Finder Map UTA’s Visual Communication Design Ranks Among Top 50 Nationally Free Microchipping for Pets Municipal Court Implements Virtual Court Pilot Program Arlington’s Leaders Put Technology to Work in COVID-19 Tele-Town Hall Public Library Offers Online Tools for At-Home Learning|By the Numbers WWW.ARLINGTONTX.GOV | Connect with us! @CITYOFARLINGTON