Shady Maps

While your typical aborists will find this professionally useful, the rest of us will firmly file this under the fascinating time waster. It’s the New York City Street Tree Map.

Image: smithjournal.com.au

As it says on the label, it’s a map of every tree in New York City. Featuring nearly 700,000 trees, the map has been used by web developer Jill Hubley to create a map overlay where you can search by tree species.

Despite it being the most metropolitan of locations New York has quite an impressive array of trees. It’s a good measure of the liveability and presentation of a city.