The following article was written by Elizabeth Dierickx, Marketing Specialist at Plan-It Geo, LLC, based on conversations she has had with DNR staff members.
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Dan Buckler, DNR Urban Forest Assessment Specialist and Laura Lorentz, DNR Urban Forestry Policy & Partnership Specialist to talk about Wisconsin’s new Community Tree Map. This exciting tool has brought a lot of new excitement and opportunity to the states community forests; the Community Tree Map has the potential to assists the urban forestry team in developing policies based on data driven analysis, has given them a better tool to make recommendations, and helped to create awareness about the urban forest with community members and decision makers. Continue reading “Conversations about the Wisconsin Community Tree Map”
The Wisconsin Community Tree Map is an accessible database of tree inventories compiled into an interactive and easy to use map based program, to encourage and engage awareness of the composition and benefits of urban trees. Continue reading “Capitalizing on the Wisconsin Community Tree Map”
The DNR’s Urban Forestry program is excited to unveil a mapping application which provides a new way of viewing and learning about trees in your community. Wisconsin Community Tree Map is a browser-based application that maps community tree inventories. This means no special software is needed to run the application. Continue reading “Wisconsin Community Tree Map release”
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry has two Limited Term Employment (LTE) positions open for applications. One position is an Urban Forest Assessment Outreach Specialist with the Urban Forestry team and the other is an Urban Forest Inventory Specialist with the Forest Products Services team. Each of these positions is a half-time appointment, and both are stationed out of Central Office in downtown Madison. Continue reading “Accepting applicants for urban positions”
Students in the City of Phillips have been working hard this school year. Science teacher, Bob Dural put his students to work in a real-life application that will help the city make decisions about its urban forest: which trees to take down, which trees to plant and where to plant them. Continue reading “Students help complete city tree inventory”