Digitalization of Tree Inventory
University of Colombo adopted Sustainable Development Goals in 2022. Following this step, a comprehensive tree inventory was prepared for the university. The University started a digital form of tree inventory by using QR Code from 2nd January 2023 as part of the new year celebrations. Through scanning the QR code fixed in every tree or via find.cmb.ac.lk, more information such as the history, scientific name, timber value, age of the tree and the location can be accessed.
The system was made live by the Vice Chancellor, Senior Professor (Chair) H.D. Karunaratne accompanied by the Registrar Mr K. A. S. Edward. The Acting Curator, Mr W.N. Ananda coordinated the project and Mr Sachitha Dilshan developed the software application as a part of Big Project ‘Find UoC’ initiated by the Network Operating Centre (NOC). 56 QR codes were placed on trees at the College House and a total of 1038 trees will be placed with QR codes at the University. These tree data were the findings of an undergraduate research project conducted by Miss Aruni Vinukthi under the supervision of Dr Jinendra Dissanayake.