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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.
From Forests to Table
Connecting Southeastern Forests to Local/Regional Food Systems
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.
Urban Tree Risk: References and Resources
A list to primary references for tree risk assessment and management.
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.
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.
Georgia Urban Forestry Innovation Award
A description of the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Special Award for Urban Forestry.
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.
VRMP and UTRI Links to Documents & Archived Webinars
A list of URL links at Urban Forestry South of the final project documents and presentations.
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.
Integrating the Social and Physical/Biological Sciences
A description of the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Special Award for the Social & Biological Sciences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VRMP Verification and Inspection Worksheet
An Execl spreadsheet that can be used as a template for creating the UTRI field inspection worksheet.
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.
A Guide to Street Tree Inventory Software
Reference guide for urban forestry professionals in the selection of a street tree inventory software program
An Urban and Community Forestry Research and Education Agenda for Oregon
The Right Tree Brochure
Minnesota EAB Community Preparedness Manual
Guide to preparing for and managing emerald ash borer at the city/town level
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.
Tennessee Arboretum Certification - 2011 Rules
The purpose of the program is to define minimum standards for public educational purposes of an arboretum, and to confirm these standards are met.
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
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.
Urban Tree Risk Index Model
The Urban Tree Risk Index (UTRI) GIS model.
Urban Forest Management Plan Writing Tool User's Guide
This document explains how to use the on-line Urban Forest Management Plan Writing Tool.
Selecting and Planting Landscape Trees
Firewise Plants of Utah Landscapes
Benefit-Based Audience Segmentation: A Tool for Identifying Nonindustrial Private Forest (NIPF) Owner Education Needs
Species Ratings for Landscape Tree Appraisal in Utah
Utah's Community Forests: Results of a Survey of Utah Towns and Cities to Determine Characteristics of Urban & Community Forestry Programs
Selection and Culture of Landscape Plants in Utah, A Guide for Casteland RC & D
16 Less Common Trees for Utah Landscape: Diversifying Utah's Community Forests
Utah Forest Types: An Introduction to Utah Forests
Tree Planting Breakthrough!
This booklet describes a tree planting method that minimizes the amount of excess soil over the root ball.
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.
Rope, Knots, and Climbing
Historic tree preservation bulletin that includes knots, green weight of common trees and climbing techniques (unsafe and/or outdated) .
Changing climate and the effects on vegetation in central European cities
Occurrence of tree roots in Danish municipal sewer systems
Simple mathematical approaches to tree biomechanics
Detecting the scales at which birds respond to structure in urban landscapes
Energy balance and transpiration in an urban tree hedgerow in Mexico City
A novel method for analyzing forest fragmentation in urbanizing communities
A modeling study of the impact of urban trees on ozone
The effects of land use in meteorological modeling: implications for assessment of future air quality scenarios
Statutory measures for the protection and enhancement of the urban forest in Guangzhou City, China
A greenway classification system: defining the function and character of greenways in urban areas
Dictionary of Plant Names
Proposal For Urban Forest Health Monitoring in The United States
Pilot Inventory of FIA Plots Traditionally Called 'Nonforest'
Changing patterns in the urbanized countryside of Western Europe
Evaluation of elm clones for tolerance to Dutch elm disease
Aspects of the damage to asphalt road pavings caused by tree roots
Advantages of the low profile container
Assessing the feasibility of collaborative utility-municipal tree removal and replanting
Improved estimates of tree-shade effects on residential energy use
The focus of this paper is an improved method for estimating amount and timing of building shading from trees and its effects on cooling and heating energy use. [UMN]
The physiological recovery patterns of some transplanted trees
A child's view of the urban forest
Application of a geographic information system (GIS) for inventory and analysis of forest land resources in the urban-rural interface
An ecosystem approach to the management of the urban and community forest
Advanced technology for the urban forester
Applying urban forestry in small communities
A review of the Black Country Urban Forest Millennium Programme, 1995-2001
Tree pathogen survival in chipped wood mulch
Arborists should have a central role in educating the public about veteran trees
A review of preventative and loosening measures to alleviate soil compaction in tree planting areas
Environmental arboriculture, tree ecology and veteran tree management
The care of trees in the built environment
Higher education on urban forestry in Europe: an overview
Measurement and prediction of tree growth reduction from tree planting space design in established parking lots
An exploratory study of preferred tree form
Leaf miners of cultivated plants on urban areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Arboriculture and the law: A Canadian case study
Integrating humans into ecology: opportunities and challenges for studying urban ecosystems
Anatomy and morphology of select red maple cultivars
Green laws in three communities
Handheld technologies for urban forestry: inventories, GIS and more
A survey of insect pests and their natural enemies in urban ecosystems
Preserving trees of the U.S. Capitol
Precisely planting the right tree in the right place
An investigation to assess the impact of street infrastructure improvements on the roots of adjacent cork oak trees
Big trees in the city: a perfect fit
Future directions for urban forestry
The Wildland-urban interface in U.S. metropolitan areas
Communication tools for the wildland-urban interface
Lessons learned in the inner city
Environmental equity within Milwaukee's urban forest
Evaluation of heritage trees for conservation and management in Guangzhou City (China)
An ecosystem approach to metropolitan forest resource management
An innovative partnership for regreening Providence, Rhode Island
The Living Memorials Project: urban greening as a community-based response to September 11, 2001
Community tree nurseries as community resources
A critical look at the potential for foundation damage caused by tree roots
A Utility puts trees to work: planting our future
Early intervention helps young trees grow old
Inviting dialogue with diverse constituents in natural resource policy development, planning, and research
Technology, synergy, and urban evolution
Bridging the gap between urban and rural forestry
A strategy for urban forestry in Middlesbrough
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