Another week, another map of trees in Canadian cities. This week it’s the City of Waterloo. The dataset was last updated this week and contains a total of 30,615 records.
Along with their location, the City of Waterloo also provides information about the species of the tree. Below is a simple graph showing the species and quantity of each.
By a large margin, Maple trees are the most common trees in Waterloo representing 39% of the total number of trees. The other interesting fact was the number of Ash trees in Waterloo – 5,387 or approximately 18%. It’s scary to think about the potential impact that the Emerald Ash Borer will have on the tree canopy in Waterloo.
I’ve also created a visualization based on the geo-data that the city makes available. Look up where you live and see what trees are around you.