Inventory - Pest Detection and Reporting
This initiative incorporates detection and identification
of pest problems within urban and community street tree inventories.
Community street tree inventories are a valuable starting point
for street tree management and the incorporation of insect and
disease detection can enhance these inventories by:
- Increasing the awareness of street tree conditions
and potential problems
- Enabling opportunities for remedial or preventative management
- Providing early detection of exotic pest problems
A project development team has
been assembled to create, test, and implement a pest detection
module for the Mobile Community Tree Inventory (MCTI) utility within
the i-Tree software suite, making this valuable tool accessible
to any community.
Summary (full text)
What is i-Tree?
i-Tree is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software
suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban and community
forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools.
Developed by USDA Forest Service Research, State and Private Forestry, and
other cooperators, i-Tree is in the public domain and available by request
. The Forest Service, Davey Tree Expert Company, the National Arbor Day Foundation,
and the Society of Municipal Arborists have entered into a Cooperative Partnership
to disseminate and provide technical support and training for the suite.
The i-Tree suite of software tools was developed to help users—regardless
of community size or technical capacity—identify and manage
the structure, function,
and value of urban tree populations. i-Tree allows you to promote effective
urban forest management and sound arboricultural practices by providing information
for advocacy & planning, baseline data for making informed decisions, and
standardization for comparisons with other communities. Better understanding
of benefits and services provided by trees increases investment in stewardship,
operations, and maintenance.
For more information about the i-Tree Software, and to have a copy of the
software mailed to you, please visit http://www.itreetools.org/