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1 Orleans Street Tree Inventory Presented for the Massachusetts Tree Steward Training Program November 2, 2007 © 2007 TNE LLC

2 Tree Steward Training Program Presentation Dan Connolly, Orleans Tree Warden MA Certified Arborist, MTWFA Executive Board Melissa LeVangie, Trees New England MA Certified Arborist, ISA Certified Arborist & Tree Worker, NH CA MTWFA President, NEC-ISA President Elect

3 © 2007 TNE LLC Reasons for Inventory Need MOTIVATED by RESPONSIBILITY Job description: ‘…complete and update on an annual basis a complete inventory of all the town trees..’ Job description: ‘…complete and update on an annual basis a complete inventory of all the town trees..’

4 © 2007 TNE LLC Where Are We? Population of 6,341 Year 2000

5 © 2007 TNE LLC Tools from the Inventory DCR (Department of Conservation & Recreation) inventory education & it’s functions Recognized need of data output to help manage tree department Recognized need of data output to help manage tree department Collaborative need to help Planning Department collect natural resource data Collaborative need to help Planning Department collect natural resource data

6 © 2007 TNE LLC The Funding Process DCR Grant DCR Grant Tree City USA (9 years) Working with other Town Departments Working with other Town Departments Working with AmeriCorps interns Working with AmeriCorps interns Meredith Cobb Meredith Cobb

7 © 2007 TNE LLC Tree Inventories Different types Different objectives

8 © 2007 TNE LLC Street Tree Inventory (trees along police station)

9 © 2007 TNE LLC Inventory with GPS Mapping & Data Collection

10 © 2007 TNE LLC Town Wide GIS Town Planning Department Town Planning Department Dedicated GIS planner – John Jannell Dedicated GIS planner – John Jannell Town infrastructure already mapped Town infrastructure already mapped Utilities Utilities Building footprints Building footprints Hardscape Hardscape Roads Roads Conservation areas Conservation areas New TREE layer & hydrants New TREE layer & hydrants

11 © 2007 TNE LLC The GIS Link TREE ID NUMBER  Recorded with the data on the Palm Pilot ® & GPS Unit  Links database information to tree point  Creates a ‘smart map’

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13 Largest Trees Qty = 18

14 © 2007 TNE LLC Data Fields Tree ID Tree ID Address Address Species Species GPS Long/Lat GPS Long/Lat Planting location Planting location Area location Area location Street Street Grant Grant OIA – 61 OIA – 61 Non-classified – 57 Non-classified – 57 DBH DBH Condition Condition Weak fork Weak fork Cavity Cavity Maintenance needs Maintenance needs Potential hazards Potential hazards Comments Comments

15 © 2007 TNE LLC Tree Condition

16 © 2007 TNE LLC Tree Condition GOODFAIRPOORDEAD Total of 1693 Trees

17 © 2007 TNE LLC Data Analysis

18 © 2007 TNE LLC Trees by Diameter Classes

19 © 2007 TNE LLC Maintenance ~ $69, Crown clean = 220 Crown clean = 220 Crown raise = 47 Crown raise = 47 Crown reduce = 68 Crown reduce = 68

20 © 2007 TNE LLC Hazard Tree Evaluations 16 Priority Removals 16 Priority Removals 239 Non-Priority Removals 239 Non-Priority Removals

21 © 2007 TNE LLC Hazard Trees - 12 point scale Rating >6 Qty = 30

22 © 2007 TNE LLC Dan Re-Inspect = 29 Tree ID CommentsRemove Hazard Rating Address Number AddressCond MAORL remove priority; Dan re-inspect;TRUE6164BRICK HILL ROAD3 MAORL trunk injury; remove priority; Dan re-inspect;TRUE8180aBRICK HILL ROAD2 MAORL remove priority; Dan re-inspect;TRUE61aHOPKINS LANE3 MAORL On Briar Spring Rd; severe backside trunk injury; leaning across road - 3 phase wires; remove priority; Dan re-inspect; TRUE9134BARLEY NECK RD2 MAORL remove priority; severe trunk injury; Dan re- inspect; TRUE1062WEST ROAD3 MAORL severe root injury; exposed injured roots; sídewalk installation; root fungus; remove priority; Dan re-inspect; TRUE811aMAIN STREET2 MAORL fungus in cavity present; remove priority; Dan re-inspect; TRUE851MAIN STREET3 MAORL target is front lawn; remove non-priority; Dan re-inspect; TRUE7130aMAIN STREET3 MAORL Dan re-inspect; target is side lawn; DBH=36.5; FALSE8130aMAIN STREET2 MAORL fungus fork + leader resprout; Dan re-inspect; remove priority; TRUE10130aMAIN STREET2 MAORL crown storm damage; severe trunk injury; root decay; Dan re-inspect; remove priority; TRUE10124MAIN STREET2 MAORL Dan re-inspect; trunk injury; FALSE056TONSET ROAD EXT2 MAORL- horizontal crack/injury; remove priority; Dan re-inspect; TRUE1142aTONSET ROAD2 MAORL backside trunk injury; Dan re-inspect; invasive species; FALSE042aTONSET ROAD1 MAORL Dan re-inspect; signs of root lifting on backside!; FALSE056CLAYTON CIRCLE2 MAORL root damage; trunk leaning; target residential woods; remove non-priority; Dan re-inspect; TRUE554CLAYTON CIRCLE3 MAORL storm damage; tree in decline; Dan re- inspect; FALSE0187aTONSET ROAD2 MAORL storm damage; remove priority; Dan re- inspect; TRUE8187aTONSET ROAD3 MAORL severe trunk injury; remove priority; Dan re- inspect; TRUE7317TONSET ROAD2 MAORL remove non-priority; Dan re-inspect;TRUE5367TONSET ROAD4 MAORL utility pruned; non-standard DBH; missing top; severe trunk injury; remove priority; Dan re-inspect; TRUE10212TONSET ROAD2 MAORL remove non-priority; lean over road; Dan re- inspect; TRUE082TONSET ROAD2 MAORL Dan re-inspect; severe trunk injury; target=house/road/wires FALSE1066TONSET ROAD2 MAORL remove lower-priority; severe storm damage to crown; Dan re-inspect; remove limb over road; FALSE066TONSET ROAD3 MAORL remove priority; lean over road; backside of fork splitting; Dan re-inspect; TRUE948TONSET ROAD2 MAORL Dan re-inspect; Leader over road may fail!; 4' crack from weak fork; remove hanger; FALSE1054aTONSET ROAD2 MAORL Dan re-inspect; private tree of significance; severe backside trunk injury/cavity; FALSE844TONSET ROAD2 MAORL nice tree!; cabled & braced; Dan re-inspect;FALSE044TONSET ROAD1 MAORL exposed roots; Dan re-inspect; suggest structural pruning; private tree of significance; FALSE094MAIN STREET1

23 © 2007 TNE LLC Inventory Comments

24 © 2007 TNE LLC Conclusion from Town Planner Perspective Included into Assest management as a town wide goal Included into Assest management as a town wide goal Quantity the extent of Town Resource Quantity the extent of Town Resource FEMA|Emergency Financial Estimating FEMA|Emergency Financial Estimating © 2007 TNE LLC

25 Conclusion from Tree Warden Perspective Without Planning Department’s support; project would not feasible (time) Without Planning Department’s support; project would not feasible (time)GOALS Expand the management plan Expand the management plan Documentation of town trees Documentation of town trees Location Location Value Value Protection against harm Protection against harm © 2007 TNE LLC

26 For more Information Melissa L. LeVangie, Owner Phone: Website: Dan Connolly, Tree Warden Phone: Breathing easy, thanking trees...


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