i-Tree is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides inventory, analysis, and benefits assessment tools for the trees in our cities and towns.
i-Tree tools can help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest management, planning, and advocacy efforts by understanding and assessing the makeup of community forests, the environmental services, and the economic benefits that trees provide. i-Tree tools can support watershed planning, placement of trees, forest conservation, land use decision, and much more.
i-Tree tools are free and accessible online and this two-part workshop is intended to teach participants how to apply and promote i-Tree locally in order to make more informed decisions about tree management and stewardship. This workshop is intended for anyone involved and/or interested in urban forest management: town planners, VT Tree Wardens, municipal recreation and public works staff, professional arborists, conservation commission and tree board members, educators, landscape architects, foresters, and municipal officials.
- The first part of this workshop will be an introductory live webinar on Wednesday June,1st from 10am-12pm (participants will join remotely).
- The second part of this workshop will be a full day training on Wednesday, June 15th from 9am-4pm at the Vermont Technical College in Randolph.
The cost of the two-part workshop is $25 and space is limited. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided at the in-person session on June 15th. Participants are asked to bring their own laptop computers on June 15th, if possible. This training is co-sponsored by the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program, a partnership between UVM Extension and the VT Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation, and the USDA Forest Service: State and Private Forestry, Northeastern Area.