On Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 the Iowa City Parks and Forestry Division will begin an inventory of the City's trees. A team of arborists from Plan-It Geo, a geo-technical firm from Colorado, will be out in neighborhoods gathering data on the City's urban forestry, as well as mapping and cataloging the tree species. This inventory will yield information and mapping tools to help the Parks and Forestry Division better manage and maintain Iowa City's urban forest.
The team from Plan-It Geo will be in Iowa City gathering data through the end of December and will return in the spring. The project will take between six and nine months to complete. Data gathering will begin with trees in the right-of-way (between the sidewalk and the street), then move to parks, trails and government buildings. The arborists will wear reflective vests and carry mobile tablets and measuring equipment. Parks and Forestry Division staff request that the public refrain from questioning the Plan-It Geo team while they gather data so that they can complete their work as efficiently as possible. If you have questions about this project, please contact Parks & Forestry Superintendent Zac Hall, at 319-356-5100.