Washington Square Park (WSP) Eco Projects

An environmental interest organization focused on the visible and hidden natures of Washington Square Park. We engage in research and design environmental education programs. Find Eco Projects including the Eco Map at

Ecological Street Tree

1. Mainstreaming the environmental benefits of street trees, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 2013,
2. Geography of environmental services from urban forest expansion

Urban Biodiversity Knowledge

Little is known about individuals who volunteer to collect data for citizen science projects. Moreover, little is known about volunteers, and their “small data” that are not tied to big data projects. This study explores these gaps.

Broadcasting Tree Benefits & Care Information

Tracking the ways in which nonprofits and municipal agencies communicate tree benefits and stewardship information to residents at

Eat Street Trees!

Documenting and encouraging edible urban forests. Look at the fruits of our streets at

Green Infrastructure Design, Diffusion & Governance

Green infrastructure are biotechnologies and we chart their design, diffusion, and governance over time.


Nature-made sites are intentionally designed to provide ecological benefits and to improve environmental quality. Add your site at”. Also check out our Pinterest board at

Tree Elegies

How do individuals and communities respond to tree loss? What are the implications for landscape changes resulting from biological plagues and climate change events such as storm surges and rising temperatures? Follow the project on Storify at


Read wide ranging urban ecological ruminations at the Local Ecologist blog at


Georgia Silvera Seamans trained as a community and urban forester in New Haven and Boston. She has degrees from UC Berkeley, the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Wesleyan University.


Please contact me via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @localecologist. Note: email addresses ending in are no longer valid. All rights reserved, (c) 2003-2017 Georgia Silvera Seamans.