Arizona Tree Guides
Urban tree field guides tailored for volunteers and citizen scientists in Arizona. The guides are split into three of i-Tree Streets climate zones but feel free to mix and match the guides for your community.
i-Tree Streets' economic and environmental tree value analysis are based on reference cities within STRATUM Climate Zones developed by USDA-FS. Not until you upload your data to AZUTM to run the analysis, do you have to decide on a climate zone.
|| AZUTM Field Guide - Southwest Desert 04 /28/2015
Tree identification guide for select horticultural tree species found in Arizona and listed in i-Tree Streets' Southwest Desert climate zone.
|| AZUTM Field Guide - Interior West 04/28/2015
Tree identification guide for select horticultural tree species found in Arizona and listed in i-Tree Streets' Interior West climate zone.
|| AZUTM Field Guide - North 04/28/2015
Tree identification guide for select horticultural tree species found in Arizona and listed in i-Tree Streets' North climate zone.
|| AZUTM Field Guide - Insects and Diseases 05/21/2015
Guide to common insect and diseases that affect Arizona's horticultural trees.
|| AZUTM Master Tree Index - 06/01/2015
Master index of tree species found in AZUTM Guides listing their scientific names, common names, species codes, and page numbers.
Tree Inventory Guides and Templates
How-to manuals for tree inventories and template files for communities to get a leg up on their own urban forest inventories. Feel free to modify the template files to your liking. See the "AZUTM - Tree Inventor Instruction Guide" for detailed instructions.
Arizona Urban Tree Canopy Cover Analysis
i-Tree Canopy analysis reports (PDF) for Arizona's largest Cities and Towns. The 2015 analysis reports provide % tree canopy cover and tree benefit estimates for over 97 communities and were used to estimate the average urban tree canopy cover for Arizona's Counties. See reports below or AZUTM Interactive Maps.
The canopy cover estimates should not be taken as an absolutes but as a comparative estimate between Arizona’s major towns and cities.
The i-Tree Canopy analysis were based on municipal incorporated areas unless otherwise stated.
- Urban = 2010 Census Urban Areas
- Intersection = intersection between Census Urban Areas and incoportated areas.
Urban and Community Forestry Documents
Following are links to helpful urban tree inventory related resources:
- Tree Identification & Species Codes
- Tree Identification
- Insect and Diseases
- Valuing Tree Benefits
Mobile Tree Inventory Apps
For volunteer-driven inventories, we continue to search for an affordable smartphone app and web-based data storage service that allows for customized tree inventory and GPS location capture under intermittent network conditions. Here are some partial solutions:
- GIS Cloud - commercial online service for creating and managing custom mobile forms and collaborative maps; also collects GPS location, photos, audio, etc.; works offline
- i-Tree Mobile Data Collection - free, mobile data collection web application that ties in with i-Tree Streets and Eco; requires constant internet access
- Open Data Kit (ODK) - free, open-source tool set for mobile data collection solutions; requires moderate software configuration skills and your own ODK web server
- Tree Plotter (Plan-It Geo) - fully featured commercial online service; requires constant internet access
- OpenTreeMap.org - commercial crowd-sourcing online service; requires constant internet access
- DoForms.com - commercial online service for creating and managing custom mobile forms that can work offline
Disclaimer of Non-endorsement
Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management.. The views and opinions of individuals expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the agency, and shall not be used for advertising or product-endorsement purposes.
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