From the Field: Consultant Study Praises Longview Urban Forest

This article was reprinted with permission as it orginally appeared in The Daily News (TDN) on August 9, 2018. The article was written by TDN reporter Rose Lundy. Click here for the original version. Consultant study praises Longview urban forest Longview’s urban forest received rave reviews from a consultant. Plan-It Geo LLC, a Colorado-based consultant, spent … Continue reading From the Field: Consultant Study Praises Longview Urban Forest

From the Field: DuPont Repairs Sidewalks, Saves Trees

The City of DuPont (pop. ~8,200) is a planned community in Pierce County, WA, that was built out between 1994 and 2008. In the course of development, roughly 7,000 trees were installed in 5-foot wide planting strips located between the street and sidewalk, all within the public right of way. In recent years, sidewalks in … Continue reading From the Field: DuPont Repairs Sidewalks, Saves Trees

New Study to Map Human Health Benefits of Urban Forests

Kathleen Wolf, Ph.D., and Chris Vondrasek, M.S., from the University of Washington's School of Environmental and Forest Sciences recently released a report that outlines the potential for geo-spatial technologies to be used as tools for assessing relationships between urban vegetation and public health. The report, Technologies for Metro Nature Health Benefits Mapping, was funded with … Continue reading New Study to Map Human Health Benefits of Urban Forests

Community Forestry Technologies for Citizen Science & Crowdsourcing

Ian Hanou of Plan-It Geo, LLC gave a presentation entitled, "Comparing Community Forestry Technologies for Citizen Science & Crowdsourcing" at the recent 2014 Oregon Community Trees Conference in Portland. Hanou reviewed mobile and web-based technologies that can help you identify, locate, inventory, valuate, visualize, or assess community trees and forests. Here's an annotated list excerpted from a handout provided during … Continue reading Community Forestry Technologies for Citizen Science & Crowdsourcing