Local, County, and State Governments

Your community greening and urban forestry partner with software and services

Your Urban Forestry Guide

Partners every step of the way

 

PlanIT Geo™ has extensive experience working with local, county, and state government from small cities to major metro areas. We provide an integrative approach to guide your urban forestry program to be the best it can be. Our services and TreePlotter™ software are specifically tailored to serve your unique needs every step of the way.

There is a lot that goes into running an effective urban forestry program. As a hub for urban forestry innovation, our URBAN FORESTRY GUIDE  lays out all of the solutions we use to help public urban forestry programs grow, improve, and adapt.

5 Elements of a Healthy Urban Forestry Program

Supporting and guiding local, county, and state government

Funding & Budgets

Multiple funding sources allow urban forest managers to best utilize resources and set programs up for success.

Monitoring Trees & Assets

Tree inventories and canopy assessments establish the baseline of your urban forest conditions so you can plan accurately for the future.

Systems & Workflows

Make data-driven decisions by mapping and managing your trees and other green assets with map-based software.

Strategic Planning & Policy

Actionable plans and targeted policies are key to ensuring the decisions made today maximize urban forest benefits for decades to come.

Community & Tree Equity

It’s time for every program to start measuring and mitigating the unequal distribution of
urban forests and all the benefits it provides.

Funding & Budgets

I need my urban forestry program to…

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have diversified funding sources

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be supported by strong community awareness

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include a sufficient and sustainable budget to maximize return on investment

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support well-paying jobs with equity, diversity and inclusion

 

PlanIT Geo can…

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identify alternative funding sources (carbon and stormwater credits, wood reuse, etc.)

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develop evidence-based and compelling budget requests

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identify funding opportunities and assist with grant applications

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improve efficiency with program audits and benchmarking analyses

 

 

PlanIT Geo can…

Monitoring Trees & Assets

I need my urban forestry program to…

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use and continuously update a tree inventory to know the status, species diversity, risks, and health of public trees

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increasingly move from reactive to proactive tree management

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have greater understanding, control, and impact on setting and sustaining tree canopy cover targets

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integrate with existing city GIS and asset management systems

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estimate ecological, economic, and social benefits of each tree

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conduct tree risk assessments and create a proactive maintenance plan

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plan, track, and measure progress within the TreePlotter software suite

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map historical canopy and monitor canopy change over time with a subscription

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create actionable data and maps on existing canopy and priority planting areas

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develop an urban forest canopy action plan and set canopy goals

Systems & Workflows

I need my urban forestry program to…

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have seamless, modern communications for work operations, from admins in the office to crews/contractors in the field

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leverage GIS-based work management software to monitor tree health, risks, natural disaster response, planting, and more

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integrate inventory and canopy data into plans and projects

 

 

PlanIT Geo can…

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collect data in the field and manage trees and assets with ease in TreePlotter INVENTORY

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management plan objectives flow directly into trackable targets (KPIs) in TreePlotter

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conduct operational audits to spotlight inefficiencies and offer improvements

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view, plan, and grow your urban tree canopy easily with TreePlotter CANOPY

 

PlanIT Geo can…

Strategic Planning & Policy

I need my urban forestry program to…

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have a vision of where we want the urban forest to be and a plan for how to get there

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have updated, effective, and enforceable tree ordinances

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involve landscape architects and tree care companies as part of the solution

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be referenced in climate and sustainability plans for enhancing heat reduction, resiliency, and public health

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mainstream and promote urban forest alignment with all city policies and plans

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coordinate community input and education on tree ordinances

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audit tree protection policies and provide recommended changes

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conduct regional analysis to understand what neighboring cities are doing

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develop urban forest management, master, maintenance, and planting plans which contribute to broader community goals

Community & Tree Equity

I need my urban forestry program to…

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contribute more where greenspace is lacking

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focus tree plantings where they can do the greatest good

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educate, engage with, and inspire the community

 

 

PlanIT Geo can…

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overlay canopy data with socioeconomic information to find priority planting areas

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quantify the public health impacts of your community’s greenspace with our NatureQuant data solutions

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create and share interactive Community Engagement Maps to educate stakeholders

Your Community’s NatureScore™

Measuring the health impacts of greening in your communities

NatureScore measures the predictive health impacts created by the quantity and quality of nature in a given area. Urban residents often have limited access to nature, which is a problem because there is a mountain of research connecting nature exposure with positive health impacts. NatureScore provides a way for cities to visualize and act on that connection.

Request Your NatureScore Snapshot

Don’t Just Take it From Us…

“Our team has gone completely digital! We update work orders in the field as they are completed, open work orders on the fly, and drive right to them.” 

Sam DeMarais, Fargo Park District, Fargo, North Dakota, USA

Don’t Just Take it From Us…

“Our team has gone completely digital! We update work orders in the field as they are completed, open work orders on the fly, and drive right to them.”

Sam Demarais, Fargo Park District, Fargo, North Dakota, USA

Check Out Some Recent Work

We are committed to innovation and the success of our clients

Community Website

PlanIT Geo completed an urban tree canopy assessment and management plan for Renton, WA. Explore the outcomes in the interactive website.

Tree Inventory Project Summary

Boston, MA

Urban Tree Canopy Assessment

Washington D.C.

Urban Forest Management Plan

Alexandria, LA

Urban Canopy and Natural Disaster

PlanIT Geo completed tree canopy assessments and created StoryMaps on the impact of Hurricane Michael

Start to build your custom solution today.

Start to build your custom solution today.

About PlanIT Geo™

At PlanIT Geo, you’ll find a team driven by trees and technology. We are innovators and your partner in community forestry.

We are passionate about the work we do and derive purpose from helping others map and understand the value of nature-based solutions for a greener future.

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