Welcome to London's urban forest: interactive map plots trees across the capital

Apr 3, 2017 · http://www.wired.co.uk

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London is an urban jungle. Beyond the glass and steelwork that lifts the Shard above London's skyline, or the portland stone of St Paul's Cathedral, greenery can be found flourishing across the city. Now, a map designed by the Greater London Authority offers an in-depth illustration of the population density and species variety of trees across our capital.

Street Trees is an interactive map showing the locations and species of more than 700,000 trees, in 23 varieties such as apple, birch, oak and willow. The map data was compiled from 2014-2015 and is dedicated, in particular, to trees along roads or public paths, as well as those in public open spaces, such as small parks. This means that, when hovering over larger London parks, the map may show up as a blank space. But don't be fooled – it's just a way of raising awareness of the trees that spring up where nobody usually looks.

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