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Bluesky National Tree Map Helps Dudley Council Protect Urban Trees

By [email protected] - 19th October 2017 - 13:59

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council is utilising Bluesky’s National Tree Map (NTM) data to help ascertain numbers for a borough wide inventory of trees. The Arboricultural Section of Dudley Council has the management responsibility for trees on different departments, in addition, Dudley Council has a published Tree Strategy, which promises to enhance and protect the authority’s tree stock. The Bluesky NTM data, which identifies the location, height and canopy cover of more than 280 million trees across Britain, is being used within Dudley Council’s corporate GIS. Combined with existing data layers, such as Ordnance Survey mapping, the Local Land and Property Gazetteer, Dudley’s Land Terrier and recent aerial photography, it allows officers to quickly identify trees that fall within areas owned or managed by the Council.