Portfolio for Kaitlyn McClain
School / Program:
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Master of Science in Environmental Science
Urban ecology, urban forest management, urban agriculture
During the summer of 2012, I worked with Nick Myers to complete an inventory of all trees planted by the City of Bloomington in the past ten years. We collected data to be used in a report for the City about young tree size and health, planting site soil, and pedestrian or utility conflicts. I also worked with Burney Fischer, Sarah Mincey, Nick Myers, and Jessica Vogt to complete the 2012 City of Bloomington Public Tree Inventory report, which details the current state of public tree health for eight neighborhoods and two parks. I am interested in the social and ecological impact of urban tree-planting programs and urban agriculture programs upon communities and community development.