Skip to Main Content
Web-based tree crown condition evaluation training tool for urban and community forestryAuthor(s): Neil Clark; Matthew Winn; Philip Araman
Source: General Technical Report SRS-116. Hot Springs, Arkansas: USDA-Forest Service, Southern Research Station. P. 231
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Southern Research Station
PDF: View PDF (68.23 KB)
DescriptionVolunteers are getting involved more and more, particularly in monitoring applications within the context of urban and community forestry. Training numerous volunteers becomes a substantial task given the numbers of people, time available, and a multitude of other projects. Hundreds of different individuals may be involved in a single field season. These individuals may only be able to spare a few days of volunteer time. The more of this limited time that is spent on on-site training, the less time available for meeting the project goals. This paper deals with using webbased training (WBT) to address some of these issues relating to the specific application of tree crown condition evaluation, which is a particularly challenging element to explain. It is also inherently difficult to find representative trees at a single field location, so images created by 3D graphical modeling software are used to generate virtual trees with desired characteristics.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationClark, Neil; Winn, Matthew; Araman, Philip. 2009. Web-based tree crown condition evaluation training tool for urban and community forestry. General Technical Report SRS-116. Hot Springs, Arkansas: USDA-Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 23
KeywordsVolunteers, webbased training (WBT), tree crown condition
- Data quality in citizen science urban tree inventories
- Citizen monitoring and restoration: Volunteers and community involvement in wilderness stewardship
- Choosing the right graduate school and getting the job you've always wanted
XML: View XML