Wednesday, June 16, 2010
i-Tree ECO, STORM, VUE, Species, Hydro
i-Tree STORMS is used to create an easy and accurate estimate of the potential tree storm damage and the total cost for recovery. Pre-Storm Sample Surveys need to be conducted of 2-3% of the mileage. Data about tree density and size class for all trees within the Right of Way (ROW) and 50ft back. Once all the pre-storm data is collect, after a storm hits assessments can be made, put into the model and within 24-36 hours of the original storm an estimate for the total cost of recovery is created.
We also learned about other i-Tree utilities and applications such as Hydro, i-Tree Vue and i-Tree Species.
Overall I learned a lot and it sparked a lot of really cool potential project ideas. Now it's back to one more week of tree planting!