A searchable database of research projects published by the US Forest Service, many dealing with urban forestry. Other relevant issues touch on insects, disease and invasives.
American Forests, with grant support from the U.S. Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program, developed this resource guide to provide a framework for practitioners interested in doing urban forest ecosystem assessments. This guide is divided into three main sections designed to walk you through the process of selecting the best urban forest assessment tool for your needs and project. In this guide, you will find:
- Urban Forest Management, which explains urban forest management and the tools used for
- How to Choose an Urban Forests Ecosystem Assessment Tool, which details the series of
questions you need to answer before selecting a tool
- Urban Forest Ecosystem Assessment Tools, which offers descriptions and usage tips for the
most common and popular assessment tools available
The following methodology was developed to identify potential flooding issues and solutions for communities in the Chicago region. The aproach uses a data-driven process at the planning level to integrate stormwater management into decisions about land use and development.
Many different types of tree BMP’s exist. On this website the most prevalent types pertaining to stormwater management are described: tree preservation, bioretention, and paved surfaces.
This page includes links to commercial and freeware/public software for tree inventory and management. Updated October 2014.
The Green Values® Stormwater Toolbox was originally developed primarily for use by planners, engineers and other municipal staff. This tool is utilized by entering information specific to the particular lot or land locations, size, coverage type, conventional development and then determining a runoff reduction goal. This toolbox is accompanied by a list of state, local and national standards relative to runoff and stormwater management. Once information is entered into the National Stormwater Calculators, green improvement options and advanced options allow the users to fine tune their goals as well as estimate benefits and costs for those green infrastructure improvements.