DRG completed a comprehensive inventory of street and park trees for the City of Shoreview, Minnesota using TreeKeeper software to help streamline daily management of the City’s urban forest in one easy-to-use system.
The City of Shoreview contracted DRG to complete an inventory of street and park trees in 2019. We completed the inventory in December of 2019, and established the inventory data in the city’s TreeKeeper database. The client utilizes the inventory data for daily management of their urban forest.
The need for this inventory was the culmination of multiple separate efforts. First, in 2011, the City discovered Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in one of their parks and started to inventory their park trees on a rolling basis with summer interns. Second, in 2019, the city decided that they needed a complete inventory of their boulevard and park trees.
The city desired to combine these inventories, but they did not have a software that could successfully combine the inventory data as well as general maintenance logs for city-owned trees, such as EAB-related work such as tree removals and ash injections. We proposed using Davey’s TreeKeeper Inventory software to store and access the inventory data and to help them manage the trees. The city’s Parks and Natural Resources departments hope to both use it to manage their tree resources.
Following the inventory, we also supplied the client with a summary report that they could share with the city council that quantified the economic and environmental benefits of the trees in their city.