Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Winooski Urban Forest Inventory: Winooski Urban Forest Inventory Tree Data

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  • 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

  • locations, species, trees,

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 Tree Data
  • Start Date: 2014-07-01
  • Description: Data on surveyed trees including species, canopy condition, physiology, land use context and building interactions

  • Purpose: Document the changes in tree composition and condition on Winooski urban forest inventory plots

  • Condensed Title: Z0341_iTree_TreeData

  • Object Name: VMC.341.455

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

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

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: Project series name
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Year
    • Label: Year
    • Description: Year of data collection
    • Storage Type: datetime
    • Measurment Type: datetime
    • String Format: YYYY
    Attribute Name: PlotID
    • Label: Plot ID Number
    • Description: Plot number
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: SubPlotID
    • Label: Subplot Number
    • Description: Subplot number
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: TreeID
    • Label: Tree Number
    • Description: Tree identification number
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: FieldLandUse
    • Label: Field land use
    • Description: Field land use
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    • Custom List: i-Tree Land Use Codes
      • Code: A
        • Definition: Agricultural
      • Code: C
        • Definition: Commercial/Industrial
      • Code: E
        • Definition: Cemetary
      • Code: G
        • Definition: Golf Course
      • Code: I
        • Definition: Insitutional
      • Code: M
        • Definition: Multi-family Residential
      • Code: O
        • Definition: Other
      • Code: P
        • Definition: Park
      • Code: R
        • Definition: Residential
      • Code: T
        • Definition: Transportation
      • Code: U
        • Definition: Utility
      • Code: V
        • Definition: Vacant
      • Code: W
        • Definition: Water/wetland
    Attribute Name: DirectionfromCenter
    • Label: Direction to Tree
    • Description: Direction from plot center (or offset point) to tree
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: interval
    • Standard Unit: degree
    • Precision: 1
    • Unit: degree
    • Number Type: integer
      • Bounds:
      • Minimum: 0
      • Maximum: 360
    Attribute Name: DistancefromCenter
    • Label: Distance to Tree
    • Description: Distance from plot center (or offset point) to tree
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    • Standard Unit: meter
    • Precision: 0.0001
    • Unit: meter
    • Number Type: real
    Attribute Name: TreeStatus
    • Label: Tree Status
    • Description: Tree status
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    • Custom List: i-Tree Tree Status Codes
      • Code: P
        • Definition: Planted—the tree was planted intentionally
      • Code: I
        • Definition: Ingrowth—the tree self-seeded
      • Code: U
        • Definition: Unknown—planted vs. ingrowth can not be determined
      • Code: N
        • Definition: No change in status—this tree was present in a previous inventory and is present today
      • Code: H
        • Definition: Removed for hazard/health problem—the tree has been removed since the previous inventory for health or safety reasons
      • Code: C
        • Definition: Removed but healthy—a healthy tree was removed by the property owner
      • Code: L
        • Definition: Removed owing to land use change—the tree was removed due to land use change (e.g., development of site)
      • Code: R
        • Definition: Removed, unknown—tree removed for unknown reason
    Attribute Name: Species
    • Label: Tree Species
    • Description: Tree species
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: HeighttoCrownBase
    • Label: Height to Base of Crown
    • Description: Height to base of crown
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    • Standard Unit: meter
    • Precision: 0.0001
    • Unit: meter
    • Number Type: real
    Attribute Name: TreeHeightLiveTop
    • Label: Tree Height ot top of live crown
    • Description: Tree height to top of live crown
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    • Standard Unit: meter
    • Precision: 0.0001
    • Unit: meter
    • Number Type: real
    Attribute Name: TreeHeightTotal
    • Label: Total tree height
    • Description: Tree height to top of tree
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    • Standard Unit: meter
    • Precision: 0.0001
    • Unit: meter
    • Number Type: real
    Attribute Name: CrownWidth1
    • Label: Crown Width North-South
    • Description: North-south crown width, or widest point if using FIA protocol
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    • Standard Unit: meter
    • Precision: 0.0001
    • Unit: meter
    • Number Type: real
    Attribute Name: CrownWidth2
    • Label: Crown Width East-West
    • Description: East-west crown width, or at 90 degrees to other width measurement if using FIA protocol
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    • Standard Unit: meter
    • Precision: 0.0001
    • Unit: meter
    • Number Type: real
    Attribute Name: CrownLightExposure
    • Label: Crown Light Exposure
    • Description: Ranking of amount of light exposure the crown receives
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: ordinal
    • Custom List: i-Tree Crown Light Exposure Codes
      • Code: -1
        • Definition: Dead trees
      • Code: 0
        • Definition: This tree receives no full light because it is shaded by trees, vines or other vegetation.
      • Code: 1
        • Definition: This tree receives light from the top or 1 side.
      • Code: 2
        • Definition: This tree receives light from the top and 1 side (or 2 sides without the top).
      • Code: 3
        • Definition: The tree receives full light from the top and 2 sides (or 3 sides without the top).
      • Code: 4
        • Definition: The tree receives full light from the top and 3 sides.
      • Code: 5
        • Definition: The tree receives full light from the top and 4 sides.
      • Code: 5
        • Definition: The tree receives full light from the top and 4 sides.
    Attribute Name: PercentCrownMissing
    • Label: Percent of Crown Missing
    • Description: Percent of crown missing
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    • Standard Unit: percent
    • Precision: 1
    • Unit: percent
    • Number Type: integer
      • Bounds:
      • Minimum: 0
      • Maximum: 100
    Attribute Name: CrownDieback
    • Label: Percent Dieback
    • Description: Percent of crown showing dieback
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    • Standard Unit: percent
    • Precision: 1
    • Unit: percent
    • Number Type: integer
      • Bounds:
      • Minimum: 0
      • Maximum: 100
    Attribute Name: PercentImperviousBelow
    • Label: Percent Impevious Below
    • Description: Percent of impervious surface below crown
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    • Standard Unit: percent
    • Precision: 1
    • Unit: percent
    • Number Type: integer
      • Bounds:
      • Minimum: 0
      • Maximum: 100
    Attribute Name: PercentShrubBelow
    • Label: Percent shrub below
    • Description: Percent shrub cover below crown
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    • Standard Unit: percent
    • Precision: 1
    • Unit: percent
    • Number Type: integer
      • Bounds:
      • Minimum: 0
      • Maximum: 100
    Attribute Name: TreeSite
    • Label: Tree Location
    • Description: Location of the tree (e.g., street, front yard, back yard)
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    • Custom List: i-Tree Tree Site Codes
      • Code: S
        • Definition: Street tree
      • Code: N
        • Definition: Not a street tree
    Attribute Name: Comments
    • Label: Comments
    • Description: Comments on tree
    • 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
      • Software: ArcGIS 10.0, i-Tree Eco

    • 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