Opportunity to Inform Research on Tree Inventories through Short Survey
We (researchers at UMass - Amherst) are conducting a study on commonalities between street trees planted in municipalities around the globe. Please help us by completing a short, ~3 minute survey on tree inventory data collected by your city or municipality.
Increasingly, municipalities around the world are using tree inventories to manage the urban forest. Knowing the species, size, condition, and location of street trees is critical for (1) efficient tree management, (2) assessing the services that urban trees provide, and (3) comparing the costs and benefits of specific species. However, national to global syntheses of tree species assemblages have not been performed, largely because municipal tree data have not been compiled into a single database.
Our goal is to assemble urban tree data globally and use this information to understand commonalities between municipal tree planting and the implications for people's interactions with trees. Ultimately, we hope to support the formation of stronger networks of urban foresters for exchanging information about the costs and benefits of various assemblages of species.
Please follow this link to complete the survey. Thanks for your time!
Associate Professor of Biogeography, UMass - Amherst
Mass. Arborists Association Professor, UMass - Amherst