Wed August 1, 2012
New Metro Government Tree App Technically Available, But Not Yet Functional
A new smart phone app currently in development would allow Louisville residents to participate in cataloging the city’s trees—as well as create a wish lists of sorts for more trees in their neighborhoods.
The “Louisville Tree” app will eventually allow users to peruse interactive maps of the city, along with pinpoints marking the locations of different varieties of trees. There’s also a way to report dying or unsafe trees to the city.
The app is technically available for iPhones and in the app store, but it hasn’t been officially released. Louisville Economic Growth and Innovation spokeswoman Rebecca Fleischaker says it’s in the process of being re-tooled, but she’s not sure when it will be updated. Right now, there are numerous glitches in the app and it doesn’t perform how it’s meant to.
The app is part of a new initiative by Metro Government to better protect and manage the city’s aging tree canopy.