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Disaster Resources for Urban Foresters
Lists five published resources (including recent NUCFAC projects) that deal with urban tree risk management for disaster preparedness. read more...
Urban Tree Risk Resources
An updated (14Jan2014) list of the current tree risk standards, BMPs, and eLearning modules. read more...
Select Online Resources for Forestry, Forest Products and Woody Biomass Operations Affected by Hurricane Sandy and Other Natural Disasters
In response to Hurricane Sandy and other natural disasters, here is a quick list of select online resources for forest landowners, foresters, loggers, forest products business owners, woody biomass operators and utilization and marketing specialists. read more...
Data Resources to Support Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery
Local and regional disaster planners and their partners should investigate the spatial datasets created and distributed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). read more...
Restoration and Conservation of Coastal Forested Wetlands in the Gulf of Mexico
The purpose of this study was to review available information on freshwater forested wetlands (FFW) in the coastal zones (plus 25 miles) of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas to identify wetland types, ecosystem functions and services, recent and/or historical losses, ecological ...
Bonnie Appleton Memorial Fund
Join MAC-ISA and Trees Virginia in a lasting tribute to Dr. Bonnie Appleton’s contributions to horticulture and arboriculture education and research. The Bonnie Appleton Memorial Fund was recently established at the TREE Fund to honor Dr. Appleton’s passion and advocacy for horticulture and ... read more...
Green Space and Stress: Evidence from Cortisol Measures in Deprived Urban Communities
More green space in deprived urban neighbourhoods in Scotland is linked to lower levels of perceived stress and improved physiological stress . read more...
Forest monitoring and social media – Complementary data sources for ecosystem surveillance?
Social media mining is an efficient tool to utilize informal information sources
Valuation of Urban Environmental Amenities in Developing Countries: A Case Study from Chandigarh, India
Hedonic Pricing Method (HPM) used to study the impact of key environmental attributes like proximity of an urban lake having good water quality, parks/gardens, clean air and traffic noise attenuation. read more...
Storm Preparation and (Tree & Urban Forest) Damage Management
Two presentations at the Issues in Urban & Community Forest Management workshop held in Athens, Georgia. read more...
Georgia Urban Forestry Innovation Award: Guidance for selecting a project
A description of the 2014 Georgia Science and Engineering Fair special award in urban forestry. read more...
Forest Service report spotlights fire risk for homes on the edge of wildlands
U.S. Forest Service researchers recently found that about 90 percent of fuel reduction treatments on national forests were effective in reducing the intensity of wildfire while also allowing for better wildfire control.
Wildfire Ignitions: A Review of the Science and Recommendations for Empirical Modeling
Deriving from original work under the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy completed in 2011, this report summarizes the state of knowledge regarding the underlying causes and the role of wildfire prevention efforts on all major categories of wildfires, including findings from ...
UFST ANSI A300 and Risk Assessment for Team Leaders
Presentation handouts with narrative from the UFST Team Leader Refresher Workshop in Raleigh at William Peace University (June 2013). read more...
UFST ANSI A300 and Risk Assessment for Task Specialists
Presentation handouts with narrative from the UFST Task Specialist Workshop in Raleigh at William Peace University (June 2013). read more...
Stormwater to Street Trees
This guide is an introduction to engineered stormwater systems that utilize trees to manage a volume of stormwater. read more...
U&CF Hashtags for Social Media
A preliminary list of social media hashtags suggested for urban and community forestry, interface forestry, and conservation education. read more...
Evaluation of Sampling Protocol for i-Tree Eco: A Case Study in Predicting Ecosystem Services at Auburn University
A study of plot sampling intensity from a 100% i-Tree Eco inventory on the Auburn University Campus.
Comparison of carbon storage, carbon sequestration, and air pollution removal by protected and maintained urban forests in Alabama, USA
Ecosystem services report from the i-Tree Eco tree inventory on the Auburn University Campus.
Predictive Open-grown Crown Width Equations for Three Oak Species Planted in a Southern Urban Locale
Development of DBH/crown models from i-Tree Eco data on the Auburn University Campus.
Urban Tree Risk: References and Resources
A list to primary references for tree risk assessment and management. read more...
Level 1 Tree Risk Assessment Field Worksheet
An example worksheet for collecting Level 1 tree risk data based on ANSI A300 Part 9 and the ISA BMP. read more...
Tree Risk Assessment Using ANSI A300 and the ISA BMP
A presentation given at the 2013 Indiana Arborist Association Conference (22Jan13). read more...
From Forests to Table
Connecting Southeastern Forests to Local/Regional Food Systems read more...
A Guide to Assessing Urban Forests
Urban forests provide numerous ecosystem services. To quantify these services and guide management to sustain these services for future generations, the structure or composition of the forest must be assessed. read more...
Community Forest Storm Mitigation Planning for Georgia Communities
Workbook and template to guide community planning and preparation for urban tree mitigation prior to natural disasters
The urban brain: analysing outdoor physical activity with mobile EEG.
 
Urban Forestry Emergency Operations Planning Guide for Storm Response
The UFEOP Guide provides urban forestry professionals concrete approaches when preparing for natural disasters that impact the urban forest. read more...
Forest Atlas of The United States
 
VRMP and UTRI Links to Documents & Archived Webinars
A list of URL links at Urban Forestry South of the final project documents and presentations. read more...
Vegetation Risk Management Plan Template - with Attachment
The Vegetation Risk Management Plan (VRMP) is developed as a tool to help increase public safety after a storm event, maintain optimum urban tree canopy, promote tree health, provide for effective emergency and arboricultural management, and decrease emergency management costs. read more...
VRMP Verification and Inspection Worksheet
An Execl spreadsheet that can be used as a template for creating the UTRI field inspection worksheet. read more...
Urban Tree Risk & Disasters:VRMP & UTRI - Archived Webinar 3
The third webinar discussing the Vegetative Risk Management Plan (VRMP) and the Urban Tree Risk Index (UTRI) GIS model. read more...
Minnesota Forest Pest First Detector Manual
Booklet describing key information necessary for identifying emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, Asian longhorned beetle, Sirex woodwasp, and thousand cankers disease of walnut.
UTRI Data Process and GIS Tool Description
Complete narrative discussion of UTRI that includes: an overview, GIS approach and data, the model "step-by-step" table, additional processing notes, and raster calculator hints for implementation. read more...
Urban Tree Risk Index Model - Narrative Discussion
This is short discussion of the assumptions, development, and use of the UTRI GIS model for disaster planning use. read more...
Urban Tree Risk & Disasters:VRMP & UTRI - Archived Webinar 2
The second webinar discussing the Vegetative Risk Management Plan (VRMP) and the Urban Tree Risk Index (UTRI) GIS model. read more...
Urban Tree Risk & Disasters:VRMP & UTRI - Archived Webinar 1
The introductory webinar to the Vegetative Risk Management Plan (VRMP) and the Urban Tree Risk Index (UTRI) GIS model. read more...
Urban Tree Canopy-Recommended Components for an RFP
A revised draft (work in progress) outline for recommended components for an urban tree canopy request for proposal read more...
Integrating the Social and Physical/Biological Sciences
A description of the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Special Award for the Social & Biological Sciences. read more...
Georgia Urban Forestry Innovation Award
A description of the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Special Award for Urban Forestry. read more...
Urban Tree Risk Index Model
The Urban Tree Risk Index (UTRI) GIS model. read more...
Urban Tree Risk & Disasters – Assessment, Planning and Recovery
The webinar presentation that summarizes the results of the Vegetation Risk Management Plan (VRMP) designed to mitigate the cost of debris removal and minimize future emergency and disaster costs as it relates to tree and vegetative debris. read more...
Urban Forest Management Plan Writing Tool User's Guide
This document explains how to use the on-line Urban Forest Management Plan Writing Tool. read more...
Using Geospatial Tools to Assess the Urban Tree Canopy: Decision Support for Local Governments
Outlines a repeatable methodology for measuring and using UTC information at the local level.
Wood Decay in Living and Dead Trees
A visual summary of the varied patterns of wood discoloration and decay. A continuation of Shigo's pioneering work in the 60's. read more...
Using i-Tree Eco to estimate vegetative debris volumes before and after a storm
Since i-Tree Eco uses randomly placed plots throughout an area-of-interest (such as a municipality), potential vegetative debris volumes can be estimated for developed or “improved” parts of that area before a storm for planning purposes. This document provides the steps necessary to use existing ... read more...
Evaluating Natural Resource Amenities in a Human Life
This study examined the effect of natural resource amenities on human life expectancy. Extending the existing model of the life expectancy production function, and correcting for spatial dependence, we evaluated the determinants of life expectancy using county level data. Results indicate that ... read more...
Landscaping for Bushfire
This publication provides information on landscaping to minimise the effects of direct flame contact and radiant heat on a house during a bushfire. Sections 2-5 are a guide to the planning and design process. There are four example gardens with landscape plans, design notes and suitable plant ... read more...
The Combustibility of Landscape Mulches
Consequently, mulches are often promoted as being environmentally friendly and a desirable landscape practice. Unfortunately, despite the positive attributes, many mulches are combustible, a major drawback when used in home landscapes located in wildfire-prone areas (Figure 1). A combustible ... read more...
Forests and Climate Change Working Paper 10
This document is part of the publications series produced by the Forest and Climate Change Programme of FAO. The programme seeks to provide timely information and tools to a wide range of stakeholders, with the ultimate objective of assisting countries’ efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate ... read more...
Land Use Change and Human Health
Disease emergence events have been documented following several types of land use change. This chapter reviews several health-relevant land use changes recognized today, including 1) urbanization and urban sprawl; 2) water projects and agricultural development; 3) road construction and ... read more...
Rope, Knots, and Climbing
Historic tree preservation bulletin that includes knots, green weight of common trees and climbing techniques (unsafe and/or outdated) . read more...
Weight of Green Logs
Table of weights for common US species useful for arborists, firewood cutters, and emergency response. From the original 1955 National Park Service tree bulletin by A.R. Thompson. read more...
Land Cover within and around El Yunque National Forest
People in the region surrounding El Yunque National Forest (El Yunque) in Puerto Rico depend on and benefit from a variety of ecosystem goods and services provided by the forest, such as clean air, water, biodiversity, and recreation. The availability of these ecosystem services is influenced by ...
Expansion of Urban Land Cover around El Yunque National Forest
Urban expansion alters forest processes and functions by fragmenting the landscape, modifying hydrologic systems, and altering nutrient cycles, among other effects. Urban expansion also alters forest processes and functions by removing forest cover. Together these changes modify the benefits and ...
Urbanization Trends and Zoning around El Yunque National Forest
The eastern region of Puerto Rico has experienced a considerable increase in urban areas over the last few decades (Ramos-González 2001) and has put El Yunque National Forest (El Yunque) under high urban development pressures (López-Marrero 2003, Lugo and others 2004). In 1983, a regional zoning ...
Landowner Incentives for Conservation around El Yunque National Forest
Conservation of privately owned lands is one mechanism for sustaining and increasing forest cover and, in turn, supporting the services provided by forest ecosystems. Around El Yunque National Forest in eastern Puerto Rico, economic and political factors limit land purchases for conservation1. ...
Land Cover within and around El Yunque National Forest
People in the region surrounding El Yunque National Forest (El Yunque) in Puerto Rico depend on and benefit from a variety of ecosystem goods and services provided by the forest, such as clean air, water, biodiversity, and recreation. The availability of these ecosystem services is influenced by ...
Expansion of Urban Land Cover around El Yunque National Forest
Urban expansion alters forest processes and functions by fragmenting the landscape, modifying hydrologic systems, and altering nutrient cycles, among other effects. Urban expansion also alters forest processes and functions by removing forest cover. Together these changes modify the benefits and ...
Urbanization Trends and Zoning around El Yunque National Forest
The eastern region of Puerto Rico has experienced a considerable increase in urban areas over the last few decades (Ramos-González 2001) and has put El Yunque National Forest (El Yunque) under high urban development pressures (López-Marrero 2003, Lugo and others 2004). In 1983, a regional zoning ...
Landowner Inventives for Conservation around El Yunque National Forest
Conservation of privately owned lands is one mechanism for sustaining and increasing forest cover and, in turn, supporting the services provided by forest ecosystems. Around El Yunque National Forest in eastern Puerto Rico, economic and political factors limit land purchases for conservation1. ...
Forest Policy and Economics
The southeastern U.S. is one of the more wildland fire prone areas of the country and also contains some of the poorest or most socially vulnerable rural communities. Our project addresses wildland fire risk in this part of the U.S. and its intersection with social vulnerability. We examine spatial ... read more...
Forest Policy and Economics
The southeastern U.S. is one of the more wildland fire prone areas of the country and also contains some of the poorest or most socially vulnerable rural communities. Our project addresses wildland fire risk in this part of the U.S. and its intersection with social vulnerability. We examine spatial ... read more...
Wildlife in a Changing Climate
This publication analyses and presents how climate change affects or will likely affect wild animals and their habitats. Although climate change has already been observed and monitored over several decades, there are not many long-term studies on how the phenomenon is affecting wildlife. There is ...
Tree Fall - Urban trees are disappearing in U.S.
Comparing paired aerial imagery between 2002 and 2010 for 20 major cities around the United States, researchers found that urban tree canopy cover is declining overall. read more...
Park Access and Environmental Equity
Many newly transplanted Latinos living in older parts of towns in the South, do not have access to parks. This is an important issue for urban foresters, park managers, and city planners since urban parks may be the only natural resource available to newly settled lower income residents who may not ...
Urban Tree Risk Management: A Comprehensive Framework (I)
Part I of a presentation at the 2012 Mississippi Urban Forest Council annual meeting in Jackson. read more...
Urban Tree Risk Management: A Comprehensive Framework (II)
Part II of a presentation at the 2012 Mississippi Urban Forest Council annual meeting in Jackson. read more...
An Experimental Analysis of the Impact of Tree Shade
This paper presents the results of a controlled experimentconducted in Alabama to quantify the impact of tree shade on electricity consumption devoted exclusively to cooling a structure. read more...
Energy Savings From Tree Shade
An empirical model that describes residential energy consumption with average energy consumption, , behaviors of the occupants, and the extent, density, and timing of shade cast on the structures.
A Hedonic Analysis of the Impact of Tree Shade
Estimates of energy saving generated by shade trees in suburban areas.
The quality of our Nation’s waters : nutrients in the Nation’s streams and groundwater, 1992–2004
The USGS implemented the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program in 1991 to support national, regional, state, and local information needs and decisions related to water\xe2\x80\x91quality management and policy. The NAWQA Program is designed to answer: What is the quality of our Nation’s ...
Technical Notes - Comparison of i-Tree Eco and i-Tree Streets Carbon Storage and Sequestration Values
Two street tree inventories were analyzed using i-Tree Eco and i-Tree Streets. Carbon storage and sequestration values were compared. read more...
Guidance for Federal Agencies on Sustainable Practices for Designed Landscapes
The Federal government controls or owns more than 41 million acres of land and 429,000 building assets, comprising 3.34 billion square feet of space in the United States. Consequently, landscaping practices by Federal agencies can have significant impacts on the environment. Decisions regarding the ... read more...
Example Tree Risk Specifications for Municipalities and Arborists
An example tree risk assessment specification that adheres to the ANSI A300 (Part 9)-2011 Tree Risk Assessment standard. This example was developed for a presentation at the Georgia Urban Forest Council annual meeting in Madison, Georgia. read more...
Tree Watering Tips: Caring for trees during extreme drought
This publication describes various methods of adequately and efficiently watering landscape trees during extreme drought. read more...
Quality of urban forest carbon credits
Several criteria have been developed and are widely used to assess or discuss carbon credit quality. The Tufts’ Carbon Initiative suggests that a high quality credit should clearly demonstrate additionality, avoid double counting of credits, have a realistically calculated baseline and emission ... read more...
Thousand Cankers Disease
This Pest Alert developed by the USDA Forest Service Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry provides basic information about disease symptoms, the fungus associated with the disease, and the walnut twig beetle that carries the fungus. read more...
City Trees - Sustainabillity Guidelines & Best Practices
The City Trees Sustainability Guidelines and Best Practices were developed to support the new and innovative project, Hawthorne Eco Village, in the City of Minneapolis. The goal is to create a sustainable green neighborhood.
How a Tree Grows
This pamphlet explains how a tree grows from the leaves, crown, trunk and roots.
Urban Forest Landscapes - Integrating Multidisciplinary Perspectives
This is a four part book in relation to the considerable interest growing in community tree planting projects.
Journal of Arboriculture - A Compendium - Volume 6: Social Aspects of Urban Forestry
This volume contains information on the social aspects of urban forestry.
Journal of Arboriculture - A Compendium - Volume 5: Tree Growth Retardation
This volume contains information on tree growth retardation.
Journal of Arboriculture - A Compendium - Volume 4: Wounds on Trees
This volume contains information in relation to wounds on trees.
Journal of Arboriculture - A Compendium - Volume 3: Amenity Tree Fertilization
This volume contains information on amenity tree fertilization.
Journal of Arboriculture - A Compendium - Volume 2: Integrated Pest Management
This volume contains information on integrated pest management.
Journal of Arboriculture - A Compendium - Volume 1: Construction Damage to Trees
This volume contains articles on construction damage to trees.
Ownership Succession: Plan Now for the Future of Your Land
Consider this reality: millions of acres of family-owned lands in the United States will change hands within the next decade, and many of these transfers will happen with virtually no planning. Although many landowners wish to pass their forestland on to family members, few have taken the necessary ... read more...
Managing Forest in Climate Change Times
In an era of climate change, forests will play an increasingly vital role in protecting the Nation's watersheds. Forests reduce erosion, recharge aquifers, regulate stream flows, moderate water temperatures, and protect water quality. read more...
Scanning the Conservation Horizon: A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
Rapid climate change is the defining conservation issue of our generation. The effects of climate change are increasingly apparent, from drowned coastal marshes and drying prairie potholes to melting glaciers. These climate-driven changes will profoundly affect our ability to conserve fish and ... read more...
Old Cities/Green Cities: Communities Transform Unmanaged Land
This publication focuses on greening the city of Philadelphia.
Fire Safe, California!
How to make your home fire safe.
The State of Urban Forestry in California
This is a booklet on the results of the 1988 California urban forest survey.
The Northeastern Ice Storm 1998: A Forest Damage Assessment
This is a summary in booklet form, of the damage in the Northeastern forests caused by the 1998 ice storm.
Forests, Water and People: Drinking water supply and forest lands in the Northeast and Midwest United States
This is a research summary based on forests as critically important to the supply of clean drinking water in the Northeast and Midwest portion of the United States.
Connecting Kids to Nature - Building our Future Through Conservation Education - Program Highlights
This publication contains information on conservation education for children including awareness, information, knowledge, skills, actions, stewardship and leadership.
Guidebook - Forest Management Certification on Private Forestlands in the U.S.
This is a resource for landowners and assistance providers in relation to forest management.
Construction Injury to Trees
This is a short publication on how to protect trees in New Mexico from construction damage.
Minnesota Conservation Volunteer - E.A.B. Alert: A Guide to the Emerald Ash Borer
There is big trouble for ash trees. This is a 12 page informational guide on EAB.
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