News Update: Growth

What’s Happening

The urban to rural gradient is really starting to take shape. We recently¬†added an oak on the Columbia University’s Morningside campus. This establishes the southwestern terminus. This adds to the existing sites at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Black Rock Forest. We are also excited to announce an upcoming installation at the beautiful Teatown Lake Preserve in Ossining, NY.

On The Technical Side

While support for WIFI using the Wifly module from Roving Networks has simplified the wireless dendrometer setup when WIFI is available, it presented a bit of a challenge for configuration. However, we have simplified that process greatly and will be available in the next design version. This summer we plan to include configuration via SD card text file, longer sleep times (improved battery longevity) and battery strength information.