May 13, 2009
WHO'S THAT TREE?
The Rockstar and I live in a pretty progressive neighborhood. Our sprinkling system is connected to a satellite and provides just enough water based on the current and impending weather. If it rains, our sprinklers don't turn on. Miraculous!
But now...NOW things have just been turned up a notch. We just got an email today that explains each of our community trees will be tagged with an RFID. Here's a little more information from the email.
"In response to this need, XXXXX is working with the Salt Lake County Million Tree Program, South Jordan City and G. Brown Design, Inc. to develop an urban forestry management program. This program is the system by which the trees will be properly monitored and provide a streamlined management approach through the use of a tree inventory and mapping system. The inventory contains information about each tree including: Unique Tree # using a RFID (Radio-frequency identification) tag that is 1/2” long x 1/8” diameter glass capsule embedded into each tree, Scientific Name, Common Name, Location, Tree Condition, Caliper Size, Canopy Size, and Photo. After the tree has been tagged and evaluated, it becomes part of a tree database and computerized mapping system."
I guess all those plans we had for stealing trees and adding them to our backyard are squashed!!