Greenwich Park has over 3,500 trees made up of more than 100 species. Some of the trees are more than 350 years old.
It is also one of the best examples of a baroque park in the country with its original tree lined avenues
still laid out as they were by Charles II in the seventeenth century.
But just like the old saying, "it's hard to see the wood for the trees", this amazing structure,
variety and beauty is lost as you wander around. Here you can see the trees in Greenwich Park in a completely different way.
There are two ways to do this but in both the trees are colour coded for the most common types. The most flexible way
is to install Google Earth and download the KML file. If you have a decent fast phone, it should work on that too,
so you can carry it around in your pocket as you walk through the park.
You can also view the data very effectively on OPEN STREET MAPS who make it easier for those providing a free service as they do not insist on a
billing account like Google.
This will open in a new window and looks like the screen shot on the left.