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Contact information
For information on the Wisconsin Urban Forest Assessment Program:
Andy Stoltman
Rural and urban forest inventory analyst
608-266-9841

Dan Buckler
Urban forest assessment specialist
608-267-0843

Urban Forestry Assessment (WisUFA) ProgramWisconsin Community Tree Map (CTM)

Screenshot of database for public and private trees

Wisconsin tree inventory database.


Launch  the Community Tree Map.


Tree inventories are records kept by organizations, typically municipalities, to identify trees and track management activities in the urban forest. In an effort to make use of these urban tree data, the WisUFA program is incorporating Wisconsin's existing inventories of community trees into a single database that will be accessible to all. Please click on the button above to access the Wisconsin Community Tree Map.

Instructions and frequently asked questions about the map are below.

If your community has a tree inventory that you would like to submit for inclusion in the statewide database, please contact DNRUrbanForestryAssessment@Wisconsin.gov. Please note that grant recipients that conduct an urban tree inventory using Urban Forestry grant dollars are required to submit a copy of the completed inventory to DNR.

Map information

Map information

The Wisconsin Community Tree Map is a mapping application which enables users to identify and assess community trees. With its ability to filter different tree attributes, such as species and diameter, as well as determine trees' environmental benefits, this application could be an important tool in the decision-making process related to your community's urban forest.

Instructions

Instructions

Navigation

Click on a community in the legend to see that community's trees, or click "Show All Trees" to see all of the trees currently uploaded across the state. Then click a tree to see its name, diameter at breast height (DBH), address and inventory date. Users can also click on Eco-Benefits to see an approximation of the tree's annual value, or click on Street View for a car's perspective of the tree (note that it only applies to street trees and the image dates are varied).

Filtering

To identify specific groups of trees, click on the "Advanced Filter" icon at the bottom of the blue toolbar on the left side of the screen. Tree attributes appear which you can select and customize in order to explore a subset of the urban forest. For example, to find large, healthy ash (Fraxinus) trees, click "Good" or "Excellent" under "Condition" (health), Fraxinus under "Genus" and "~10+" under "DBH" (diameter at breast height).

For a more extensive review of advanced filtering options, please watch Plan-It Geo's training video [exit DNR]

Statistics, graphs and ecosystem benefits

To examine urban forest statistics, or to create charts, graphs and reports based on the urban forest data, click on the "Stats" button in the upper left. Ecosystem benefits are also identified and described under this section.

For a more extensive review of these tools and features, please watch Plan-It Geo's training video [exit DNR].

FAQ

FAQ

Q: There are more trees in my community than what is displayed. Where are they?
A: This map is composed mostly of the public trees for which the local authority (typically municipalities) has an active management role. It usually includes street trees, but might also incorporate park trees as well.
Q: Do I have to download any software?
A: No, the mapping application is browser-based, meaning that it will open in your internet browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox). For best performance, use Google Chrome.
Q: Why can't I upload or edit tree data?
A: At this time, only Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff have log-in access to add, remove or edit tree data. However, all users are able to filter tree attributes, create charts and graphs, and assess ecosystem benefits.
Q: Where can I learn more about the Tree Plotter software?
A: For more detailed information on how to use Tree Plotter, please read Plan-It Geo's Tree Plotter Online User Guide [exit DNR].

Submissions

Submissions

If your community has a new tree inventory you would like to have uploaded, or you are interested in pursuing one, please contact DNRUrbanForestryAssessment@Wisconsin.gov.

Disclaimer

Disclaimer

Tree data come from disparate sources of differing breadth and quality. While all attempts were made to use as much available data as possible, some communities' data had to be abridged, altered or abandoned to best fit into a consistent database appropriate for the whole state.

Last revised: Friday August 04 2017