National Land Cover Database
The USGS developed the National Land Cover Database to provide spatial reference and land cover data for the entire United States. It illustrates land use type (urban, forest, agriculture etc.), percent tree canopy cover, and percent impervious surface.
This website has case studies, guidance on inventory, ordinances, monitoring, benefits, and links to other resources. It also includes a guided plan development template.
This field guide was developed collaboratively by researchers, practitioners, and student members of the Urban Tree Growth & Longevity Working Group. The Minimum Data Set is the core group of variables necessary for any long-term study of urban trees, including tree location, species, and diameter at breast height. These protocols were pilot tested in summer […]
The Green Cities Toolbox includes protocols, forms, and training materials produced by four greening programs in Redmond, Kent, Seattle, Tacoma. This is a useful resource for volunteer-based programs.
This guide to best management practices for public works managers covers ordinances, regulations and public policy related to urban forestry.