New York City Street Tree Census - 2015

Occurrence
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Description

New York City’s tree inventory includes 592,130 publicly managed street trees. This represents 584,036 live trees and 8,036 standing dead trees tallied over the course of two summer inventory periods. The inventory contains 168 tree species with London planetree (Platanus acerifolia), Norway maple (Acer platanoides), callery pear (Pyrus calleryana), honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos) and pin oak (Quercus palustris) as the predominant species. 2015 Street Tree Census, conducted by volunteers and staff organized by NYC Parks & Recreation and partner organizations. Tree data collected includes tree species, diameter and perception of health. Ref: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Environment/2015-Street-Tree-Census-Tree-Data/uvpi-gqnh/data See also: https://www.nycgovparks.org/trees/treescount

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 652,169 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

The City of New York, Department of Parks and Recreation (2016) 2015 Street Tree Census. NYC Open Data. https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Environment/2015-Street-Tree-Census-Tree-Data/pi5s-9p35

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GBIF Registration

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Keywords

Metadata; occurrence; Metadata

Contacts

The City of New York
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
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NYC Parks and Recreation
1 E 104th St
10029 New York
NY
US
Annie Simpson
  • Metadata Provider
biologist & information scientist
USGS Core Science Systems
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr
20192 Reston
VA
US
17036484281
Annie Simpson
  • Metadata Provider
biologist and information scientist
USGS Core Science Systems
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr
20192 Reston
VA
US
17036484281
Jeffrey J. Watson
  • Point Of Contact
Director of GIS and Analytics
NY City Parks and Recreation
Olmstead Center, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
11368 Flushing
New York
US

Geographic Coverage

New York City's five boroughs: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.

Bounding Coordinates South West [40.499, -74], North East [40.906, -73.717]

Taxonomic Coverage

Woody trees (angiosperms and gymnosperms), of 131 distinct taxa, at genus, species, or subspecies levels.

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2015-05-19 / 2016-10-05

Project Data

Street tree data from the 2015 Street Tree Census, conducted by volunteers and staff organized by NYC Parks and Recreation and their partner organizations. Tree data collected includes tree species, diameter, and perception of health. The data was made public on 2016-06-03.

Title New York City Tree Census - 2015
Identifier https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Environment/2015-Street-Tree-Census-Tree-Data/pi5s-9p35
Funding Funded by NYC Parks and Recreation and partner organizations.
Study Area Description The five boroughs of New York City: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
Design Description Participants used guidance provided by this data dictionary: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/api/views/pi5s-9p35/files/2e1e0292-20b4-4678-bea5-6936180074b3?download=true&filename=StreetTreeCensus2015TreesDataDictionary20161102.pdf

The personnel involved in the project:

The City of New York
  • Content Provider

Bibliographic Citations

  1. The City of New York, Department of Parks and Recreation (2016) Data Dictionary for the 2015 Street Tree Census. NYC Open Data. https://data.cityofnewyork.us/api/views/pi5s-9p35/files/2e1e0292-20b4-4678-bea5-6936180074b3?download=true&filename=StreetTreeCensus2015TreesDataDictionary20161102.pdf https://data.cityofnewyork.us/api/views/pi5s-9p35/files/2e1e0292-20b4-4678-bea5-6936180074b3?download=true&filename=StreetTreeCensus2015TreesDataDictionary20161102.pdf

Additional Metadata

DwC term - original dataset term (from StreetTreeCensus2015TreesDataDictionary20161102.pdf): scientificName - derived from 'providedScientificName' based on https://itis.gov taxonRemarks = spa_latin taxonRank - derived during data processing basisOfRecord - derived during data processing recordNumber = tree_id recordedBy = user_type decimalLatitude = latitude decimalLongitude = longitude county - derived from boroname stateProvince = state occurrenceRemarks - derived from tree_dbh (tree diameter at breast height) occurrenceStatus = health: Alive, Dead, Stump organismRemarks (recordRemarks) = health: Good, Fair, Poor vernacularName = spc_common kingdom - derived during munging geodeticDatum - derived from metadata verbatimLocality - derived from address locationRemarks - derived from zip code municipality = zip_city locality - derived from nth_name countryCode - derived during data processing license - derived from metadata

Alternative Identifiers d1e9202b-7300-4712-868c-d25133fb6f08
https://doi.org/10.15468/u3rrru
https://bison.usgs.gov/ipt/resource?r=nycity-tree-census-2015