Forest Assets

Forest Assessments are the observation and evaluation of the quantity, quality, and distribution of urban forest assets within a defined geographic area of interest. There are two ways to collect forest asset data: bottom-up and top-down.

Bottom-Up: Field-based inventories and assessments are complex and often require expert help, however sample assessments can be created through I-Tree.

Top-Down: Uses available imagery from National Land Cover Database, hi-res aerial photography, or satellite inventory.

There are many tools available to assist in creating a forest assessment. To learn more, check out the Understanding Urban Forest Assessment Webinar in our Resources section.



Urban Forest Assessments Resource Guide

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Tree Canopy Assessments

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I-Tree Tools

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