In Spring of 2020, some colleagues and I took on a volunteer data visualization project for local non-profit City Fruit.
City Fruit is an organization that ensures the urban orchard of Seattle's fruit trees don't go to waste.
I myself have a plum tree in my backyard. Knowing how much rotten fruit I've had to throw away over the years, I resonated with their mission. I now donate most of my plums to City Fruit. There's only so much plum jam a person can use or gift away!
The ask from the organization was to visualize a publicly available dataset of known Seattle fruit trees that are, for the most part, all on public land.
Below is a way to explore some key aspects of that dataset as well as see which fruit trees might be near you!