The Ringling is now a Level II Arboretum – meaning that we have over 100 different species of trees! Using the TreeKeeper software, you can tour the grounds and become familiar with some of the distinctive organisms that tower all around us. Ready to explore? Read on to learn how you can use TreeKeeper.
On left side of the screen, you can see the total number of trees at The Ringling and the environmental benefits our urban forest provides.
Have a specific species in mind? You can use the “Search” bar in the upper left hand corner to find all of the trees of that type. Select the second link, “(Trees) Species: ____”, which is highlighted in blue. The trees of that species will then appear in yellow. Remember, a tree can have many common names. If possible, use the scientific name!
Take a self-guided virtual tour of some of the unique species that call The Ringling their home. When you click on a tree, a red star will appear to show which individual specimen the information in the right hand box is referring to. Trees of interest are denoted as pink dots, and include a short biographical description on the species. To see photos and the individual tree’s eco-benefits, click the eye icon in the right hand corner of the info box.
View additional photos by using the white arrows on the sides of each picture. Many trees have pictures showing the whole tree, bark, leaves, and even flowers. If you run into a tree without a picture, don’t fret – our dedicated arboretum staff as well as volunteers are diligently working to update the remaining 1,200 trees.
How much is a tree worth? Click the dollar symbol ($) to view a tree’s eco-benefits. Not only do trees provide oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from the air, but they also provide energy benefits! Can you find differences in the amount of eco-benefits provided by different species?
Now you can navigate TreeKeeper and discover all of the species of trees growing at The Ringling!