Visual simulation is a term used to describe a graphic or model that portrays a change from the existing condition. Simulations can range from drawings and digitally edited images to complex models and animations. In natural resource planning, being able to simulate a proposed change can be a powerful tool when working with landowners and other decision-makers. Computers now [...]
The Sustainable Sites Initiative is a partnership of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the United States Botanic Garden in conjunction with a diverse group of stakeholder organizations to transform land development and management practices with the first national rating system [...]
i-Tree is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. i-Tree v4.0 is an improved version of the suite of tools driven by two years of feedback from cooperative stakeholders and the community of i-Tree users.
The i-Tree Tools help communities of all sizes [...]
The Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health’s Bugwood Network at the University of Georgia has created a vibrant and expansive selection of high-resolution images that are freely available for use in educational materials. This resource contatins images of urban tree care practices, insect and diseases of trees, tree defects [...]
The USDA Forest Service Urban Natural Resources Institute (UNRI), in partnership with the University of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) a n d t h e Town o f Amherst, MA have recently completed a unique public awareness project that involved the development of ‘Tree Benefits Labels” to illustrate the ecosystem [...]