I recently attended the the first Tree Risk Assessment Certification Course (TRAC) in the country. It was hosted at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawerenceville, GA. The class was limited to 20 people but they were from across the country. We had representation from local governments, tree…Continue
Added by Neil Norton on June 18, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what is a picture accompanied by multiple relevant hashtags that automatically feeds to your webpage worth? Welcome to the era of Instagram.
For those of you who are not familiar with Instagram, think of it as Facebook without all the words, without all the political opinion, and just generally without the annoyance. Instagram is all photos, all the time. Which is why I love it.
Instagram is geared for mobile…Continue
Added by Suzannah DesRoches on June 14, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments
Our community trees provide benefits far beyond aesthetic beauty. i-Tree Eco is a tool that can be used to estimate the value of the benefits of our community trees including shade, water interception, pollution removal, and health services. Join the United States Forest Service, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry, and the Southern Forest Heritage Museum for a free training program on i-Tree…Continue
Added by Suzannah DesRoches on June 14, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments
Why should I water my tree?
From Texas Forest Service/ Texas A&M University System
The time has passed for early warning signs. If you have a tree in your yard, it’s likely stressed from the drought and needs water. It’s a small…Continue
Added by Administrator on June 12, 2013 at 11:19am — No Comments
Check out the latest issue of the Massachusetts DCR Urban & Community Forestry Program's monthly newsletter.
In this issue of The Citizen Forester:
The Successful Planting Initiative: Tree Maintenance
Species Spotlight: Identifying Ash…Continue
A good friend recently moved from San Francisco to Woodbury, TN. He posted the following comment with the photo in this blog. "People often inquire. Tennessee?? From San Francisco?? How? Why? Was that hard?? No aside from the initial culture shock it was easy as both have natural beauty and magic beyond comparison…Continue
Added by Neil Norton on May 15, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Slideshow of one person's bucket list of ten groves or forests to visit around the planet. But be careful... these photos might just motivate you to start your own world forest tour vacation fund!
Annual net carbon uptake by urban trees is estimated at 21 million tons and $1.5 billion in economic benefit according to a study by published recently in the journal Environmental Pollution, Dave Nowak, a research forester with the U.S. Forest Service's Northern Research Station.
States in forested…Continue
Added by Administrator on May 8, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Maryland establishes first in the nation policy
May 2, 2013--Governor Martin O’Malley today signed into law first-of-its-kind legislation that amends Maryland’s forest conservation policy to maintain the State’s current 40 percent tree canopy ─ a no-net-loss. The bill establishes new and expanded reforestation incentives and tools to help landowners and local governments meet and surpass the statewide goal.…Continue
I have been researching the right tree to plant on a site for a project I am working on. I have no problem selecting plantings that I would normally use for a project in this region, but I recently heard something about a recommended plant list by our MA Foresters associations, and have not had any luck finding such a list... so I am assuming it does not exist. So... question... Do any of my fellow members here know of such a list?
I am working in an area in southeastern Mass., on a…Continue
Added by Michael Bachety on May 1, 2013 at 7:05pm — No Comments
Added by Susan Granbery on April 26, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
With millions celebrating Earth Day, April 22, it took on a sentimental meaning Monday at Virginia Tech. The university replanted a historic sycamore tree nearly three years after the original was cut down. Two forestry professors are credited with cloning the tree which dates back to 1870.
After more than 140 years of standing tall, the tree started to decay and become a safety hazard which is why Virginia Tech cut it down.
"We replace trees all the time on campus.…
Spring is either here or around the corner for most of us. A great time to go out and take a picture of you with the largest tree in your community . The first three people to post photo of them with the biggest tree you can find will be able to choose from an American Grove Hat, Coffee Cup, or Organic…Continue
The City of Winchester’s urban waste wood recycling program has been active since 2011. The innovative program was developed after storms resulted in increased City-based waste wood from downed trees and limbs. An innovative solution was developed through multiple partnerships that allowed for the elimination of any wood material going to the landfill and at the same time providing benefits to all cooperating partners. Lumber and slabs of wood are cut from logs by a local sawmill, firewood…Continue
Added by Barbara White on April 10, 2013 at 3:14pm — No Comments
What is the proper UTC goal for your community?
What formula does your community use?
American Forests' 40%?
Has anyone used the 75th Percentile goal, proposed by Poracsky?
Plant a tree, post your spot, grow a movement!
Plan-It Geo would like to invite all those doing the good work this season to Show the World by posting your planting project On Line!
The PG Online 2013 Earth Day/Arbor Day Tree Planting Tracker is FREE for a limited time and open to anyone with an internet connection or mobile…Continue
A couple years back I was part of a team that developed an urban forest inventory program that relied on using our expensive Trimble deferentially corrected GPS unit.
These days it seems there are many options for collecting tree inventory data from tablets, and mobile phones.
Are there really "tons" of options out there?
What are you using? - What are the drawbacks and advantages?
Anyone have experience with how well the spatial location works…Continue
Added by Ed Macie on April 2, 2013 at 8:28am — No Comments