Fresh Project: Mapping New York City's Oldest Forest at NYBG

The Thain Family Forest is the largest vestige of the woodlands that once covered New York City: a 50-acre swath of centuries-old native trees still thriving in the Bronx. The research site, visitor destination, and educational resource is situated at the heart of the New York Botanic Garden. C&G Partners designed a map series for the Thain Family Forest Program, which is dedicated to preserving the forest.

Thain Family Forest Program Maps

The map series begins with a depiction of The Thain Family Forest within the dramatic terrain of the New York Botanic Garden; it then focuses on specific facets of the forest, from soil phases and dominant canopies to research infrastructure and hiking trails.

Thain Family Forest Program Maps

The Thain Family Forest maps are part of a series of cartographic assignments by C&G for NYBG, including a digital map for the newly completed Native Plant Garden.