Supporting a community tree inventory

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Elk Grove Village Public Works recently initiated an inventory project
for village owned trees, generally being all trees located within
medians and parkways.  Using their GPS equipment and
seasonal labor the trees are located and their condition, size, and
other useful information related to management of the trees are
documented.  The village GIS (Geographic Information
System) is being used to process the GPS data, track the data collection
progress, and evaluate the amount and location of trees in poor
condition.  The initial goal is to replace ash trees in poor condition with other, healthy trees of another species.  Having
an inventory of the ash trees will allow for rapid and effective
management of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive species, if
discovered in the village.  Other objectives that will
derive from this information are removing stumps, replacing trees in
poor condition, placement of new plantings, and realizing areas that may
require more frequent trimming due to the proximity of power lines.

Supporting a community tree inventory

Blog_Supportingacommunity.jpg

Elk Grove Village Public Works recently initiated an inventory project
for village owned trees, generally being all trees located within
medians and parkways.  Using their GPS equipment and
seasonal labor the trees are located and their condition, size, and
other useful information related to management of the trees are
documented.  The village GIS (Geographic Information
System) is being used to process the GPS data, track the data collection
progress, and evaluate the amount and location of trees in poor
condition.  The initial goal is to replace ash trees in poor condition with other, healthy trees of another species.  Having
an inventory of the ash trees will allow for rapid and effective
management of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive species, if
discovered in the village.  Other objectives that will
derive from this information are removing stumps, replacing trees in
poor condition, placement of new plantings, and realizing areas that may
require more frequent trimming due to the proximity of power lines.