New tree identification app launched

Learn more about trees in BC with the new British Columbia Trees app for your smartphone

Learn more about trees in BC with the new British Columbia Trees app for your smartphone. With this app, you can view photos and information about every native tree in our province. In addition, you can take photos of your favorite trees, make notes, and GPS the location using the Google Maps feature on your phone.

In celebration National Forest Week last month (Sept. 21-27, 2014), a coalition of forestry organizations launched this Tree Identification App. The group hopes that young people, their parents and teachers download the app and have fun with it in their local parks, forests and even in the school yard.

This free app is available for download from the Association of BC Forest Professionals’ (ABCFP’s) website (http://www.abcfp.ca/about_us/events/national_forest_week.asp) and the Truck Loggers Association website (http://www.tla.ca/tla-community/national-forest-week). It was made possible by generous donations from individual forest professionals, the University of BC and more (a full list of donors is available on the website).

Our forests play a significant role in the daily lives of all British Columbians. Millions of trips are made into BC’s forests each year for work and recreation. Get out into the woods, use the new app, and take time to enjoy our forests firsthand.