TiCL App for Mapping Tree Holes/Stumps

We need your help to log empty tree pits (tree holes) and tree stumps in Waltham Forest and Redbridge using the TiCL app. We want to send the map to the appropriate council and ask them to plant new trees at these locations. Our ultimate aim is to get residents to get more involved with their street trees, communicating with each other and the council. More on this soon.

To help us log tree holes/stumps, you will need to:

  1. Download ‘TiCL’ for android or iphone
  2. Register your details and activate your account in order to use it
  3. When you open the app, you will see a list of headlines, ordered based proximity to your current location. If you do not have ‘location’ activated on your phone you need to do this now (Note: headlines are the ‘trails’ listed by different users in the app)                                                                     

    TiCL App home screen
    Home screen of TiCL App
  4. If you cannot see ‘Waltham Forest Tree Holes’/’Redbridge Tree Holes’ at the top of the headlines list, select the search option in the top right corner of the app and search for ‘Waltham Forest Tree Holes’/’Redbridge Tree Holes’ in the key word field

    'Waltham Forest Tree Holes' results
    Search for ‘Waltham Forest Tree Holes’
  5. Select ‘Waltham Forest Tree Holes’ or ‘Redbridge Tree Holes’ from the list by clicking on the title of the record. You will then open up the ‘Headline’ or in our case the record containing all the trees.
  6. Your tree may already exist! Before you add a new tree record, please check the TiCL map via the website link here: https://ticl.me/ (you will need to log in, select ‘Waltham Forest Tree Holes’/’Redbridge Tree Holes’ and then zoom in on the map)

    WF tree holes map from TiCL website
    ‘Waltham Forest Tree Holes’ map, as seen from desktop
  7. To add a new tree record, you need to be at the tree’s location with your ‘location’ activated on your phone. In the app, select ‘Add Article To The List Below’
  8. In the free text box, please add the appropriate hashtag (#TreeHole for an empty tree pit; #TreeStumped for a pit containing a stump) and an accurate description of the location of the tree, such as ‘Outside 20 Ash Street’
  9. Make sure that the ‘Show My Location’ box is ticked and use phone camera to ‘Take Photo’ of the site. The image should show enough of the surroundings that it is easy to verify the location
  10. Click ‘Submit’

    Example of how to enter a tree stump
    Example #TreeStumped record
  11. It is a good idea to then select the ‘Map’ button on your record to make sure that the app has mapped the correct location.

And you are done!

Map of individual tree location
Map of site location

If you would like to make any changes or to comment on an existing record, Select the record from the list in the app and add your comment in the free text box. If you press comment everyone who has a TiCL App login will be able to see your comment. To send a comment only to the user who created the tree record, select ‘Private Reply for Article Author’ before pressing ‘Comment’ (Note: The app will only post records and comments with your first name and the first letter of your surname) 

Adding comments or updating #TreeStumped record
Example update of #TreeStumped record

If you would like to send a comment to us at TreeLogga via the app, please click on the first record (which refers to the Headline rather than an individual tree) and select ‘Private Reply for Article Author’

With the help of the TiCL App team, we want to go so much further than simply mapping tree holes/stumps in the boroughs of Waltham Forest/Redbridge. We’d like to use this app to link your personal tree stories to each tree and to get neighbours talking about tree planting and tree care.

If you have a tree story you’d like to share, please get in touch so that we can turn it into a blog post and link it to your tree record!

Also, please let us know if there is any other information you’d like to be captured about your tree holes/stumps. We are also mapping existing trees in TiCl, details for this are here.

A final note to say that the TiCL App can be used to log community assets other than trees. More information is available here, or you can contact @TiCLme to discuss using the app for your own project.