Course Description and Credit Information

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Course description:

This course provides a comprehensive guide on urban tree monitoring and assessment. The course covers the core variables necessary for field-based monitoring projects, including field crew identification, tree record identifier, location, species, mortality status, crown vigor, and trunk diameter. The course also covers the importance of understanding, managing, and improving urban tree resources in the context of stressors related to climate change, invasive species, and other issues. The course provides best practices and tips for monitoring urban tree canopy and land cover changes, including the use of artificial intelligence (AI) models.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will learn to Identify and describe the core variables necessary for urban tree monitoring and assessment projects.
2. Participants will be able to evaluate the importance of urban tree monitoring and assessment in the context of stressors related to climate change, invasive species, and other issues.
3. Participants will understand the use of AI models in estimating urban tree canopy and land cover changes.

General Course Information

Credits 2 CEU/CE/PH/CH
HSW Yes
Format PDF files that can be downloaded and audio files that read the pdf content if you prefer audio

 

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Abstract
This report provides detailed protocols for urban tree monitoring data collection. Specifically, we discuss the core variables necessary for field-based monitoring projects, including field crew identification, field crew experience level, tree record identifier, location, site type, land use, species, mortality status, crown vigor, and trunk diameter. The intent of this Field Guide is to serve urban forest managers and researchers who collect longitudinal field data on urban trees, as well as interns and citizen scientists. This report is a companion document to Urban Tree Monitoring: A Resource Guide.