Blog Post By Jona Elwell

There’s an App for That – Best Apps for Tree Care

Between ordering groceries, tracking your steps, or staving off boredom, there is a phone app for practically everything these days. Here are 5 apps to help you tree D.C.

  1. DC311 
    Did you know D.C. has an app for you to request services for street trees? The DC311 app is your one stop shop to report and follow up on all your street tree requests.
  2. Leafsnap 
    Do you wonder have a certain tree outside your house or on your commute and you’re dying to know what it is and you haven’t attended Trees  101 or Trees 201? Leafsnap to the rescue! Developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution, it’s quick, easy, and informative!
  3. Audubon Society Tree ID
    Similar to the popular book series, this app contains detailed photos and silvicultural info for all North American species—and the photos look great on your screens!
  4. Forest Insect Pests in North America
    Help yourself improve your tree care with help from the University of Georgia. It taps into the expansive Bugwood.org photo library and is organized neatly by the major orders of insects.
  5. Purdue Tree Doctor
    Purdue University has a suite of plant doctor apps (including one for tomatoes!). The app allows users to search by type of tree, insect or disease depending on what they’re seeing.

 

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