On Demand Webinar

Tree Inventory vs Tree Canopy Assessment: What's the Difference?

The distinction between tree inventories and tree canopy assessments can sometimes be confusing. Both are tools for collecting comprehensive information about an urban forest. However, the insights they offer are very different.

Tree inventories are a bottom-up strategy that maps the location and records the condition of trees in a defined area.

A tree canopy assessment is a top-down approach that uses satellite imagery to map out the coverage of tree canopies over a defined area. This webinar will show you a foundational understanding of both tools and demonstrate just how helpful they can be for urban forest management.

You’ll also learn:

  • The latest innovations in canopy analysis technology
  • Tree inventory best practices learned from the field
  • Tips on finding funding to leverage these tools
  • Ideas on how to put tree data to work once collected


On-Demand Webinar: The differences between tree inventories and tree canopy assessments

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Meet Your Presenters

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Ian Hanou

PlanIT Geo™ CEO and Founder

Ian started PlanIT Geo after 11 years of private consulting. He manages the company’s direction, growth, and strategy while facilitating activity in our software and services development, support, sales, and alliance channels around the world. In 2011, the Society of Municipal Arborists presented Ian with an Award of Achievement.

Jacob Caggiano

PlanIT Geo™ Account Executive

Jacob works on the sales team, with a special talent for surfacing real challenges that matter most to our customers. He has an extensive background in software development, business strategy, and visual storytelling.

Rachel Ormseth, Urban Forestry Consultant, PlanIT Geo

Rachel Ormseth

Urban Forestry Consultant

Rachel contributes to the consulting services through her specialization in Urban and Community Forestry programming, planning, management, and innovation with communities, big and small. She helps develop Urban Forest Management Plans tailored to the client’s specific needs.

ISA Certified Arborist

ISA MW-5815A


Andrew Freeman with PlanIT Geo: Director of Service Operations and Business Development

Andy Freeman

Director of Service Operations and Business Development

Andy provides leadership by directing our services division in project planning, budget management, and business development. He ensures client success and maintains long-term relationships.

ISA Certified Arborist
ISA OH -6458A


Values and Outcomes

View and engage with software users and learn how they are applying GIS technology to their management and operations.

Learn strategies to communicate with clients and constituents, win bids, and position yourself as an industry leader.  

Hear from PlanIT Geo™ professionals about the latest technologies and processes used to deliver efficient and accurate reports and data sets.