New York City Street Trees

New York City Street Trees

New York City took a census of the entire city's street trees in 2005; this is a visualization of that data. Though I am especially fond of the contrast between the concrete jungle and the actual jungle that grows along its gridiron, this data also reveals the residential anatomy of the city. Dense concentrations of trees can be seen as a proxy for popular or affluent neighborhoods. Notice how lush the Upper East Side, the West Village, and Cobble Hill appear in relation to nearby neighborhoods.

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