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GARP students Joshua Florence, Robert Raymond and Nathan Wojcik, completed an independent study with Professor Marijoan Bull that included expanding a GIS based inventory of the campus trees, using the USDA itree software, and educating the campus community on the value of trees.
The final report includes a recommended Tree Policy to guide decisions on trees -- very timely given the amount of development planned for WSU. Posters that calculated the various functional values of trees were posted throughout campus, and the curious walking by learned about trees contributions to warming, cooling, stormwater interception, and aesthetics.