Trees@Calvin.GIS -- Calvin Tree Inventory Project 2010
Recent research has identified multiple benefits to human health conveyed by the presence of trees. These reports have particular relevance for college campuses such as Calvin, where there is such a high density of people. Caring for campus trees and increasing their presence is a great way to add to the quality of an educational experience and an important strategy to help colleges and universities become more sustainable.
The Calvin Tree Inventory Project was begun this fall as a collaborative service-learning effort between Dr. Van Horn's GIS class and Dr. Warners' Plant Taxonomy class in an attempt to help us begin to better appreciate the trees at Calvin.
Students inventoried and mapped all the trees on campus larger than 5 inches in diameter. Come learn what they discovered about Calvin's trees and the many ways they bless our campus community.
- Stephanie Rentschler
- Scott Jones
- Jason Van Horn (GEO)
- David Warners (BIOL)
Poster session reception to followed the presentation, featuring environmental research done by students and faculty on campus.