Geospatial Inventory of Vegetation in Taltree Arboretum
Bharath Ganesh Babu
Arts and Sciences
Geography and Meteorology
Taltree Arboretum contains a collection of 90 Oak species on their "Oak Islands" exhibit. However, the facility does not have a proper location-based inventory of their collection. As a collaborative effort between Valparaiso University and Taltree Arboretum, four students helped collect geospatial inventory of the oak trees and developed a geospatial inventory of the trees for the arboretum to use for long-term record keeping and monitoring. This was also a simultaneous hands-on training experience in geographic information systems (GIS), as well as field inventory collection.
Long, Donald Jr.; Figueroa, Hector Reyes; Brandenburg, Rachel; and Noble, Sidney, "Geospatial Inventory of Vegetation in Taltree Arboretum" (2017). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 647.
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