16 Jun '11, 9am

NYCers, "Central Park Entire: The Definitive Illustrated Folding Map" is a map that shows all 19,933 trees in the park.

Calling all New Yorkers. If you love trees and Central Park (and who wouldn't?) have we got a deal for you. Called "Central Park Entire: The Definitive Illustrated Folding Map ", it's a map that shows all 19,933 trees in the Park. Now there's a summer project: visit as many as you can on the park's 341 hectares. Photo: geographer at large Written by two friends , Ned Barnard and Ken Chaya, one is a bird watcher and graphic designer and the other is a writer. It started off as an idea for a book and then grew to take over 2 and 1/2 years of their life (and $40,000 of their own money). They marched over 500 miles in order to document the Park's many species of trees and shrubs The park is home to a wealth of different species--174--with the black cherry being the most common (3,839 of them on the map). But a park is not a static creation. Trees fall in storms, such as the bi...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/mapping-central-p...

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