Monday, June 15, 2009

June 15th webinar portrays new tools to help track tree plantings, quantify benefits; State of MD

Urban Natural Resources Institute » Upcoming Webcast: Tree Registry and Aggregating Tree Benefits Calculator

“New Products Showcase” e-Learning Webcast
“Marylanders Plant Trees website/ Tree Registry and Aggregating Tree Benefits Calculator”
July 15, 2009
11:00 AM (Eastern)
Please plan to join us for an UNRI Informational Webcast, featuring the Tree Registry and Aggregating Tree Benefits Calculator, developed by the Maryland DNR and its partners. The tree registry enables Maryland residents to register multiple trees and aggregate their collective benefits using real time, locally generated costs. Data related to registered trees will be used to help Maryland track tree planting efforts as citizens and communities work to meet the tree planting goal of 50,000 trees in 2011, and the tree planting goal of one million trees in 2050.
Becky Wilson, MD DNR lead the effort, working with Davey Trees and the Forest Service to modify the tree benefits calculator initially developed by Casey Trees and Davey Trees. The new interactive web technology can be used to track tree planting, advocate for comprehensive tree management, empower citizens to plant more trees and help communities meet Urban Tree Canopy goals. They now have 7,000 data entries."

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