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IPED Field Guide Pest Evaluation and Detection

The Inventory Pest Evaluation and Detection (IPED) protocol provides a portable, accessible, and standardized method of observing a tree for possible insect or disease problems. It is intended to be a standardized protocol for long-term urban pest detection and monitoring throughout the United States. This field guide will help you identify the signs and symptoms of tree stress, insect pests, and diseases, which will enable you to make informed, systematic decisions when collecting data using the IPED protocol. This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic work, but rather as a resource guide for field use that corresponds with data entry fields for the IPED desktop and IPED PDA application found within the i-Tree Streets application at:

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