Trees provide incredible value to communities, from increased air quality and wildlife to decreased energy use and costs. A tree inventory helps identify these assets and achieve management goals that maximize the potential of urban forests. Tree inventories gather accurate information on the health and diversity of a population of trees by documenting properties such as quantity, location, condition, species, size, safety risks and maintenance requirements.
Compiling this information helps detect and pinpoint areas where removals, plantings and corrective treatments are needed based on the quantity and quality of trees in a range of locations. The synthesis of these factors can be utilized to create comprehensive management plans and inform prudent budgets for a variety of property types.