October 2008


E-TRAC: Electronic Tree Risk Assessment Calculator

This webcast, delivered by Donna Murphy, US Forest Service Northeastern Area, introduced this new computerized system for inventory, archiving and priortization of Risk Trees in a community.¬† The software, which operates on a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), 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 was developed by the Forest Service Northeastern Area and the Northern Research Station, and represents a major advancement in risk tree assessment field surveys. The presentation will demonstrate the software, and illustrate how the tool can be use in conjunction with the Forest Service’s publication, Urban Tree Risk Management: A Community Guide to Program Design and Implementation.

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Northern Research Station
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Forest Service


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