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 [...]
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 v3.0 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 most well attended UNRI webcast presented thus far in 2009, was the session on “ Understanding Urban Natural Resources: A Closer Look at Geospatial Data“, by Dr. David Nowak and Phillip Rodbell, USDA Forest Service . This informational webcast was designed to present a dynamic, interactive overview of the latest tools that are being [...]
The tree registry enables Maryland residents to register multiple trees and aggregate their collective benefits using real time, locally generated costs. Data related to registered trees will be used to help Maryland track tree planting efforts as citizens and communities work to meet the tree planting goal of 50,000 trees in 2011, and the tree [...]
One of the most popular and informative UNRI webcasts, presented thus far in 2009, was the session on “Street Tree Planning”, by Dr. Gary Johnson, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Extension Professor. The webcast introcuced an exciting, new publication, “The Road to a Thoughtful Street Tree Master Plan“, which was co-authored by Ken Simons, a landscape [...]