Vancouver Trees App Launch at Dr. Meg Lowman Lecture

The UBC Botanical Garden is officially launching the Vancouver Trees App at an upcoming lecture with ‘Queen of Canopies’ Dr. Meg Lowman. For details on the lecture and to purchase tickets, see below.

Vancouver Trees is a locally developed mobile app that describes commonly cultivated trees in the Metro Vancouver area. As the multidisciplinary development team included landscape architects and horticulturists, this app includes the technical information required by those specifying trees. Users of the app can browse the extensive catalogue of nearly a thousand different trees, each one accurately described by its identification features, ecological needs and availability.

Users can:

  • search a library of tree images
  • view tree locations on maps
  • create plant lists for specific situations or projects
  • share lists or make a personal archive for quick reference
  • perform advanced tree search based on characteristics and landscape uses

The app is a comprehensive resource for students, landscape professionals, gardeners, arborists, or anyone else with an interest in Vancouver’s trees. The Vancouver Trees mobile app is available in a professional version (Vancouver Trees Pro) with all of the above features, and in a no-frills basic version (Vancouver Trees Basic) for casual users.

For more information on the Vancouver Trees App, visit http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/vancouvertrees

Date: October 2, 2015, 5:30-7 p.m. Reception to follow
Speakers: Dr. Meg Lowman, Chief of Science and Sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences, Douglas Justice, UBC Botanical Garden Associate Director, Horticulture and Collections and Daniel Mosquin, Research and Biodiversity Informatics Manager
Location: The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Jack Poole Hall
Cost: $10 plus applicable taxes and fees. Free for UBC Students with valid ID
For tickets: http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/wharton-lecture

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