A web-based tree crown condition training and evaluation tool for urban and community forestry

  • Authors: Winn, Matthew F.; Clark, Neil A.; Araman, Philip A.; Lee, Sang-Mook
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Proceedings, Dean's Forum on the Environment - Virginia Tech. 152.

Abstract

Training personnel for natural resource related field work can be a costly and time-consuming process. For that reason, web-based training is considered by many to be a more attractive alternative to on-site training. The U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station unit with Virginia Tech cooperators in Blacksburg, Va., are in the process of constructing a web site that will provide web-based training to FIA crews, urban foresters, and citizen scientists in the area of urban tree monitoring. The site will also have a Testing Module to evaluate those receiving the training. We are also developing a Do-It-Yourself Crown Analysis module that will allow people to upload digital images of their trees for customized analysis. This analysis will utilize our automated image processing to determine and monitor crown characteristics. Initially, the web site will focus primarily on tree crown characteristics, but will eventually contain information on site and bole characteristics, as well.

  • Citation: Winn, Matthew F.; Clark, Neil A.; Araman, Philip A.; Lee, Sang-Mook 2007. A web-based tree crown condition training and evaluation tool for urban and community forestry. Proceedings, Dean''s Forum on the Environment - Virginia Tech. 152.
  • Posted Date: February 5, 2008
  • Modified Date: February 21, 2014
  • Print Publications Are No Longer Available

    In an ongoing effort to be fiscally responsible, the Southern Research Station (SRS) will no longer produce and distribute hard copies of our publications. Many SRS publications are available at cost via the Government Printing Office (GPO). Electronic versions of publications may be downloaded, printed, and distributed.

    Publication Notes

    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
    • Our online publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat. During the capture process some typographical errors may occur. Please contact the SRS webmaster if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
    • To view this article, download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.