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iTree and Tree Inventory Software Workshop

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

iTree and Tree Inventory Software Workshop
9a-12p on March 28th, 2018
Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley

3700 W Pierce St, Milwaukee, WI 53215

8:30a – Registration and Networking

9:00a – Al Zelaya, Davey Institute (60 minutes)

A tree inventory is typically a key building block for developing a more comprehensive community forestry or tree management program. Moreover, tree inventory data can also be leveraged in many ways. This presentation will demonstrate options using i-Tree Eco to better understand tree inventory benefits, and more effectively use information to improve tree management, planning and advocacy efforts. Al will also introduce the new Tree Planting Calculator and provide an update of i-Tree tools and options in development.

10:00a – Brian Said, Davey Resource Group, Inc. (90 minutes)

In the world of tree inventory software systems there are many options with advantages and disadvantages. This presentation will discuss the many different aspects of a tree inventory software system such as goals, capabilities, deployment options, updates, etc. Once all these different aspects are understood, Brian will demonstrate how TreeKeeper® 8 responds. With hundreds of users all over the country TreeKeeper® 8 is a very robust easy to use software system that helps city foresters manage their tree resources effectively and efficiently. Justin will demonstrate the different deployment options of TreeKeeper® 8 as well as the system requirements and backbone. In the second part of Brian’s presentation he will demonstrate TreeKeeper’s integrated mapping component, work record and order management system, call log feature, reporting functionality, storing digital photos and electronic documents and other possibilities. Attendees will gain knowledge on the functionality and abilities of a tree inventory software system and how they can utilize this technology to better manage their urban forest.

11:30a – Matt Koepnick, City of Racine (30 minutes)

Well planned, planted, and managed public trees are a tremendous asset to a city’s infrastructure and to the overall quality of life in our communities. All too often municipalities react to tree problems instead of properly proactively managing them. Many municipalities have gone through the expense and work of creating a street tree inventory or are planning to create one in the near future. While this is a great achievement the real work has just begun. The City of Racine maintains an inventory of over 40,000 trees, stumps, and planting sites and has used a tree inventory software system over the years to help keep their inventory up-to- date and proactively manage their urban forest. This session will discuss how Racine has used their tree inventory software in the past and how they hope to use TreeKeeper® in the future to manage operations and maintain trees.

12:00p – Adjourn


March 28
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Milwaukee Tree Keepers


Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley
3700 W Pierce St
Milwaukee, WI 53215 United States
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