No Tree Left Behind
Authors: Earl Eutsler
In the 'City of Trees', Washington, DC, property owners are required to obtain permits prior to removing trees. However certain problematic patterns in the distribution of applications has emerged. Ares of the city with comparable tree cover were applying for removal permits at wildly different rates. By using LiDAR to extract features, we can now reconstruct these 'crime scenes' & determine precisely how many trees & of which size had been removed, in an effort to bring enforcement actions.