Where are trees most needed?

How do we determine what areas are most in need of trees? McMaster Geography student Geoff Rose has come up with a method.

Given amounts of green space, pollution, income levels, number of parents, heat, and average road distance, 11 Hamilton neighbourhoods were ranked according to need. The study created a priority list of neigbourhoods in need of tree canopy development.

The Gibson and South Sherman neighbourhoods were ranked 2 and 7 on the priority list, respectively.

The Street Tree Project is currently focusing on both of these neighbourhoods. The Keith and Crown Point neighbourhoods were targets of the Street Tree Project in past years, and also made the list. The research gives us a good idea of neighbourhoods to focus on in the future.

Check out the infographic for more information!