Interns Record Important Tree Data at Wanlass Park

EarthTeam Wanlass Park City Of San Pablo
EarthTeam Interns taking GPS coordinates of a tree they planted months earlier in Wanlass Park

On May 9th, EarthTeam Interns returned to Wanlass Park in San Pablo to monitor the 20 trees they planted earlier in February this year. The trees were still standing, except for one, which unfortunately had died. Still, the students, were excited to see their trees that were now sporting new green leaves.

Interns also saw for the first time the new drip irrigation system and sign describing the intern’s tree planting project, both of which had been installed by the City of San Pablo shorty after the trees were planted.

EarthTeam Wanlass Park City of San Pablo
A new sign features information about the tree planted in Wanlass Park and photos of the Interns that planted them.

While visiting their trees, interns collected DBH (diameter at breast height) measurements. This data reveals the thickness of the tree trunk, and is used to measure tree growth over time. The students also collected GPS coordinates to accurately mark the location of each tree. This data will be important for tracking the future health, growth, and benefits the tree provide.

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