A Volunteer Manual: Conducting Street Tree and Urban Forest Resource Inventories

This document contains a "Volunteer Training Manual" for use in training community volunteers to conduct street tree and park tree inventories.  The manual has been prepared by the USDA Forest Service Northeast Center for Urban & Community Forestry and represents a cooperative effort of the Center, the Urban & Community Forestry Coordinators of New England and New York and the University of Massachusetts.

The PDF file is written in Adobe Acrobat® and is set up so that you can change or edit as appropriate to your particular situation.  Additionally, please be aware that you should change the letter on the inside front cover as necessary (page 2 of the document) and you will need to add your local contributors and supporters at the bottom of the credit page (page 4 of the document).

When preparing copies of the manual for binding and distribution, please photocopy each page back to back (double sided) and begin with the front cover and inside front cover as your first two pages of the document.  When arranged correctly, the page numbers of the manual will be aligned at the inside margin of each page, at the bottom of the page gutter. 

The inside front cover (page 2 of the document) will contain a letter of support from your local officials or organizations (sample letter enclosed).  Also, please be aware that several pages are blank, in order to ensure correct pagination.

Please feel free to suggest changes or modifications to the template.  Please forward your suggestions to urban tree@forwild.umass.edu.

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