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    Author(s): Lara A. RomanNatalie S. van DoornE. Gregory McPherson; Bryant C. Scharenbroch; Jason G. Henning; Johan P.A. Ӧstberg; Lee S. Mueller; Andrew K. Koeser; John R. Mills; Richard A. Hallett; John E. Sanders; John J. Battles; Deborah J. Boyer; Jason P. Fristensky; Sarah K. Mincey; Paula J. Peper; Jess Vogt
    Date: 2020
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-194. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 48 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    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.

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    Roman, Lara A.; van Doorn, Natalie S.; McPherson, E. Gregory; Scharenbroch, Bryant C.; Henning, Jason G.; Ӧstberg, Johan P.A.; Mueller, Lee S.; Koeser, Andrew K.; Mills, John R.; Hallett, Richard A.; Sanders, John E.; Battles, John J.; Boyer, Deborah J.; Fristensky, Jason P.; Mincey, Sarah K.; Peper, Paula J.; Vogt, Jess. 2020. Urban tree monitoring: a field guide. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-194. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 48 p.


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