Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Winooski Urban Forest Inventory: Winooski Urban Forest Inventory Plot Information

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Metadata Provider

  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

    • Address:
      705 Spear Street
      South Burlington, Vermont 05403
      United States of America

      Phone: (802) 391-4135
      Email: femc@uvm.edu
      Website: www.uvm.edu/femc

Abstract

    Inventory of the urban forest in Winooski, VT, in three land use classes - residential, commercial/industrial, and public. In partnership with the Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District, 70 randomly-located plots were identified. Data collected and analyzed by i-Tree Eco provide information on the relative abundance and importance of different tree species, air pollution benefits, net carbon sequestration, stormwater mitigation and other information useful for valuing and managing Winooski's urban forest.

People

  • Alexandra Kosiba: Content Provider

  • James Duncan: Principal Investigator

  • Laura Dlugolecki: Principal Investigator

Keywords

  • coordinates, locations, permanent plots,

Geographic Coverage

  • Coordinates
    • -73.20237468392526, 44.48411088488914
    • -73.16606041315336, 44.48411088488914
    • -73.16606041315336, 44.50603466102253
    • -73.20237468392526, 44.50603466102253
    • -73.20237468392526, 44.48411088488914
  • Coordinate System

Data Table

  • Title: Winooski Urban Forest Inventory Plot Information
  • Start Date: 2014-07-01
  • Description: Winooski urban forest inventory plot locations and information

  • Purpose:

  • Condensed Title: Z0341_iTreePlotInformation

  • Object Name: VMC.341.456

  • Data Type: mySQL
  • Citation: Dlugolecki, L., and J. Duncan. 2017. Winooski Urban Forest Inventory Plot Information. University of Vermont. FEMC. Can be found at: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/winooski-urban-forest-inventory/dataset/winooski-urban-forest-plot-info

  • Online Distribution: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/winooski-urban-forest-inventory/dataset/winooski-urban-forest-plot-info

Attribute List

    Attribute Name: LocationName
    • Label: Location Name
    • Description: Name of sample/inventory location (e.g., city name)
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Series
    • Label: Project Series
    • Description: Description of project
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Year
    • Label: Year
    • Description: Year of data collection
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: datetime
    • String Format: YYYY
    Attribute Name: PlotID
    • Label: Plot ID Number
    • Description: Plot number
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: PlotAddress
    • Label: Address of plot
    • Description: Address of Plot center or other information detailing location (e.g., Prospect Park)
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: XCoordinate
    • Label: GPS Coordinate (X)
    • Description: GIS coordinate X
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    • Standard Unit: degree
    • Precision: 0.00001
    • Unit: degree
    • Number Type: real
      • Bounds:
      • Minimum: -180
      • Maximum: 180
    Attribute Name: YCoordinate
    • Label: GPS Coordinate (Y)
    • Description: GIS coordinates Y
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    • Standard Unit: degree
    • Precision: 0.00001
    • Unit: degree
    • Number Type: real
      • Bounds:
      • Minimum: -90
      • Maximum: 90
    Attribute Name: MapLandUseTypeID
    • Label: Land Use on Map ID
    • Description: Land use on map
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    • Custom List: i-Tree Series Name
      • Code: 1
        • Definition: Single Strata
    Attribute Name: Date
    • Label: Date
    • Description: date
    • Storage Type: datetime
    • Measurment Type: datetime
    Attribute Name: Crew
    • Label: Crew
    • Description: Crew ID
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Comments
    • Label: Plot Comments
    • Description: Comments
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Directions
    • Label: Directions to plot
    • Description: Description of how to get to the plot
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: ContactInfo
    • Label: contact information
    • Description: Contact Information
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Revision
    • Label: Plot revision number
    • Description: The revision number for the plot.
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal

Methods

  • Current Methods
    • Random plot location
      • Started: 2014-07-01
      • Method Description: 60 randomly-located 1/20th hectare plots were established within Winooski

    • Setting reference objects
      • Started: 2014-07-01
      • Method Description: The plot center is rigorously identified using physical reference objects to allow surveyors to revisit these plots in the future and track changes over time.

    • Identify and measure trees
      • Started: 2014-07-01
      • Method Description: Each tree in the plot is identified at least to genus and measured for height, diameter, crown height and width, percents dieback and missing, crown light exposure, and spatial relationship to nearby buildings.

    • Assess land use and ground cover
      • Started: 2014-07-01
      • Method Description: Land use proportions and ground cover proportions on the plot are recorded.

    • Process data
      • Started: 2014-07-01
      • Method Description: Data are submitted to the US Forest Service i-Tree Eco analysis service to generate city-wide estimates of the composition, condition and ecosystem services of the urban canopy in the city.


Sampling Equipment

  • Current Equipment
    • Clinometer
      • Started: 2014-07-01
      • Sampling Description: Suunto clinometer

    • Compass
      • Started: 2014-07-01
      • Sampling Description: Suunto compass

    • Diameter tape
      • Started: 2014-07-01
      • Sampling Description: Forestry Suppliers diameter tape

    • GPS unit
      • Started: 2014-07-01
      • Sampling Description: Garmin Rino 530HCx GPS unit

Site Characteristics

  • Site Description: 60 randomly selected permanent plots throughout Winooski, VT

  • Minimum Altitude: 98 feet

  • Maximum Altitude: 362 feet