New Electronic Tool for Tree Risk Assessment Now Available

The E-TRAC: Electronic Tree Risk Assessment Calculator, developed by the Forest Service Northeastern Area and the Northern Research Station, is now available for via the web.  This new computerized system for inventory, archiving and priortization of Risk Trees in a community operates on a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), represents a major advancement in risk tree assessment field surveys, and is designed to provide the user with an easy to use, hand held computerized device to collect, assess and archive information on risk trees in the landscape.  E-TRAC can be use in conjunction with the Forest Service’s publication, Urban Tree Risk Management: A Community Guide to Program Design and Implementation.  Additional information on E-TRAC, and the software download can be downloaded at

Northern Research Station
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Forest Service


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