Waterloo Tree Map

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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.

Trees by Species - City of Waterloo

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.