Presentation on theme: "Kevin Guillaume TREES GONE WILD Moe Hachem Muller Alcindor Danielle Jenkins."— Presentation transcript:
Kevin Guillaume TREES GONE WILD Moe Hachem Muller Alcindor Danielle Jenkins
Purpose Development of the Brighton Campus at Boston College as an economic benefit or detriment to the community Planting or removing trees to access effects on air pollution removal, carbon storage and sequestration, and residential cooling
Measuring Tape Clinometer HP Tablet with Stylus Using BC Tree ID Data Collection Tools Tree Guide Book
Tree Height and Diameter Tree height was measured using a Clineometer. Tree Diameter was calculated using tape measures to measure circumference and then dividing by 3.14
Data Collected In the field we collected data such as: Type of trees, size, and location Health and growing conditions of trees Number of Air Conditioners per house Using Arc View we programmed in data for the trees, buildings, AC units, paved areas, water areas, and grass areas over a satellite picture of our study site.
To test the question, we ran a data set with an increased amount of younger trees added to the study area. After Simulation with Arc View
Entering Data in the Field Trees were identified using an interactive dichotomous key. Tree data was then entered into Arc View using the City Green charts
What would happen if the Brighton Campus of BC was developed with dorms and parking and the trees presently occupying the space were cut down? Four Research Questions What would happen if the Brighton Campus of BC was developed with dorms and parking areas but new young trees were added? What would be the effect in 25 years after the trees have matured? What would happen if trees were added in another area close to the Brighton campus and the Brighton campus remained undeveloped?
What would happen if the Brighton Campus of BC was developed with dorms, fields, parking and the trees presently occupying the space were cut down? Danielle Jenkins
Brighton Campus S TUDY SITE BEFORE DEMOLISHING TREES AND RECONSTRUCTING THE S EMINARY.
Conclusion: Why trees must be added to the BC Brighton Campus when Developed Saves $$ – Reducing energy costsshade – Helps store storm water. – It also helps the earth from heating up due to all of the carbon absorbed
CONCLUSION Increase the Shade which will lower the temperature A lower temperature causes reduce of energy use by the condos Economic Benefits Increase air pollution removal Increase carbon storage and sequestration