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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The city of Albany is making an inventory of every single tree on public property in the city. As you can probably imagine, It's a big job. One that just got underway a couple of weeks ago.

The city arborist and an intern from the University of Georgia are using Global Positioning Satellite to log each tree's location and condition. Il Se Malone said, "Right now, we don't know what we have, so in order for me to properly maintain them and know what we have and what we're losing and what we need to replace, them I need to know what we have first and their conditions."

Laura Hayden said, "We locate the tree and then from there we are able to put specific data that Il se and that the city can use for their future management plans."

The project will take years to complete, but once it is, there will be an inventory of each tree, including its size, type and age, as well as condition that will help establish a long term management and budget plan.

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