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Taking inventory of Binghamton’s trees

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – College students teamed up with the City of Binghamton on Thursday to take inventory of the city’s trees.

It’s all part of the northeast ecology course at Binghamton University.

Students joined city arborists at Rec Park on Thursday afternoon as they evaluated the state of just one of Binghamton’s many urban forest areas.

The students learned different measurement techniques used by park employees to help maintain the trees which gave them real-world experience.

“For my students’ perspective they get more experience with collecting data and taking measurements, and they’re collecting data that really matters, that the city can benefit from,” said Sara Velardi, Environmental Studies Lecturer.

All of the data recorded will be logged with the Parks and Recreation Tree Management Program, which monitors the health and condition of the city’s trees.

Paul Mueller

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