Into the woods

Published: November 2010

During the summers of 2008 and 2009, a group of Boston College students conducted an inventory of the trees on the Chestnut Hill and Brighton campuses as part of the University’s effort to determine its overall carbon footprint. Although the census is not complete (one-third of the Brighton Campus remains uncharted; none of the Newton Campus has been tackled), the students catalogued and measured 4,615 trees, amassing data that Kevin Keegan ’10 rendered in an interactive map. To view a selection of noteworthy trees on the Chestnut Hill Campus, click above.

To view a map showing the full array of tree species (78 total) on the Chestnut Hill Campus, go here.

This feature was posted on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 and is filed under Slideshows.
Photographs: Gary Wayne Gilbert, Executive Producer: Ravi Jain, Producer: Miles Benson