NonProfit and Community Groups

Your community greening and urban forestry partner with software and services

Your Urban Forestry Guide

For nonprofit and community groups

 

Give your community program the upgrade it needs with tools that can assist with networking, education, engagement, and advocacy, by working with our urban forestry consulting professionals.

To execute successful resident engagement and volunteer planting programs you need to track and quantify more than just urban tree plantings. We have worked with urban forestry nonprofits across the world on planning, citizen forestry initiatives, and custom software applications. With clear visualization, your stakeholders and citizens will be informed and engaged while you grow your community forest.

5 Elements of a Healthy Urban Forestry Program

Supporting and guiding nonprofit and community groups

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

N

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

N

increasingly move from reactive to proactive tree management

N

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

N

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

N

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

N

have updated, effective, and enforceable tree ordinances

N

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

N

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…

N

contribute more where greenspace is lacking

N

focus tree plantings where they can do the greatest good

N

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…

“PlanIT Geo™ provides a great solution for those of us who work outside the traditional assessment market.”

urban forest consulting

Robert Seeman, Baton Rouge Green, Director of Operations, Louisiana Community Forests, State Coordinator

Don’t Just Take it From Us…

“PlanIT Geo™ provides a great solution for those of us who work outside the traditional assessment market.”

Robert Seeman, Baton Rouge Green, Director of Operations, Louisiana Community Forests, State Coordinator

urban forest consulting

Check Out Some Recent Work

We are committed to innovation and the success of our clients

Case Study

Birmingham Tree People has been preserving and growing the vast urban forest of the second largest city in the United Kingdom.

TreePlotter INVENTORY

Baton Rouge Green, Louisiana, USA

Urban Tree Canopy Assessment

King County Conservation District

Tree Canopy Virtual Data Summit

Texas Trees Foundation shares  details to improve management planning.

Community Groups Leverage Technology

Hear from two groups on how they are engaging their communities to achieve tree planting initiatives.

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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