Mapping Trees II

Mapping Trees II

Dear Readers,

I am starting to feel like I am wasting my time attempting to rely on technology to map our trees. I made a second attempt at using a GPS app to pinpoint the exact longitude and latitude of specific trees on our property (the ones surrounding our home’s intended location and our potential driveway). While this app, called “GPS Coordinates,” was much more accurate at placing trees on a map in relation to our property lines, it was still not 100%.

To start, that ‘unknown big tree’ that is supposed to be directly at the beginning of our potential driveway looks about 50 feet off. Same with the big red oak and pin cherry tree that looks like an elbow…about 50 feet off.

That wee mountain maple that is supposed to be along our driveway, looks to be off by almost 100 feet. That large Scarlet Oak is also way off…I think the American Beech tree is accurate…

Grant it, these coordinates are all shown on Google maps, which is not totally accurate at placing specific, ‘small’ things, in regards to property lines. I mean look at how the same pins show up in completely different places, depending on whether or not you are viewing the property in ‘landscape’ or not…