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dc.contributor.authorWalker, Catriona
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-02T13:44:26Z
dc.date.available2015-07-02T13:44:26Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-16
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/54008
dc.descriptionPaper submitted to the faculty of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Forestry in Urban Forestry. Susan D. Day, Co-Chair, P. Eric Wiseman, Co-Chair, and Patricia Raun, Committee Member.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe City of Falls Church, Virginia is an independent city in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, with a population of 13,600 within its two square mile jurisdiction. The City's residents are justifiably proud of their beautiful and extensive urban forest. Falls Church has been a Tree City USA for thirty-six years, longer than any other community in Virginia, and the protection of its mature trees and expansion of its tree canopy are key goals in the City's Comprehensive Plan. This report describes the development and testing of a tree inventory system for the City using the ESRI ArcGIS data mapping platform. The database design and the procedures for data collection are described and illustrated. Strengths and limitations of the ESRI software and hardware options for the purpose of collecting and displaying tree inventory data are considered, and recommendations are made for further development of the inventory system. It is hoped that this case study will be of use to other entities considering the creation of a complete or partial tree inventory.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.subjecturban foresteren_US
dc.subjecturban forestryen_US
dc.subjectarboricultureen_US
dc.subjectarboristen_US
dc.subjectgreen infrastructureen_US
dc.subjecttreesen_US
dc.titleDesigning an Urban Forest Inventory System for a Small Municipality: A Case Study of Falls Church, Virginiaen_US
dc.typeMaster’s projecten_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Forestryen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Forestryen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineForestryen_US
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairDay, Susan D.
dc.contributor.committeecochairWiseman, P. Eric
dc.contributor.committeecochairRaun, Patricia


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