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ELC Tree Inventory and     Mapping Project                         Fall 2002Funding Provided by the Stillwater District 83...
Project Goals To experience the Stillwater Environmental  Learning Center (ELC), a Minnesota School  Forest. To learn ab...
Grant Expenditures - $1200   Forestry Supplies       Clinometers       DBH Tapes       Caliper       100’ Measuring T...
Project Participants                 27 - 2nd and 3rd                  grade students from                  Stonebridge  ...
In-Kind Assistance   Residents of Boutwell’s Landing   ELC Committee Members      Bud Buchman & Bob Hagstrom   Minneso...
Project Timeline October 4, 2002: Originally scheduled Tree  Inventory rained out October 24, 2002: Tree Inventory condu...
Stillwater ELC is aMinnesota School Forest
Our Study Area
Tree Data Collection   Teams of 5 elementary and    high school students   On site assistance from    resource people  ...
Additional Activities   Presentations on “Why    Care About Trees?”    and “What is a School    Forest?”   Buckthorn rem...
GIS Analysis - ELC Boundary
GIS Analysis – Non-canopy
GIS Analysis – GPS Points
GIS Analysis – GPS Points
GIS Data Entry – Tree Data
GIS Analysis - Canopy
GIS Analysis:What CITYgreen Told Us   Carbon Storage and Sequestration: The amount    of carbon dioxide removed from the ...
CITYgreen Analysis Results    Data based on inventory of 84 trees, which comprise .41% of             the area of the Envi...
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ELC Tree Inventory and Mapping Project

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ELC Tree Inventory and Mapping Project

  1. 1. ELC Tree Inventory and Mapping Project Fall 2002Funding Provided by the Stillwater District 834 Partnership Plan Project designed by Bob Kondrasuk, Glenn Boettcher, Sandy Pederson and Sara Damon
  2. 2. Project Goals To experience the Stillwater Environmental Learning Center (ELC), a Minnesota School Forest. To learn about the value of trees. To collect data about trees using modern forestry tools. To use Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to map and analyze the environmental, health and economic benefits of ELC trees.
  3. 3. Grant Expenditures - $1200 Forestry Supplies  Clinometers  DBH Tapes  Caliper  100’ Measuring Tapes GIS Software  ArcView extension CITYgreen 5.0 School bus transportation for Stonebridge students
  4. 4. Project Participants  27 - 2nd and 3rd grade students from Stonebridge Elementary School  73 - Natural Resources and Human Geography students from Stillwater Area High School
  5. 5. In-Kind Assistance Residents of Boutwell’s Landing ELC Committee Members  Bud Buchman & Bob Hagstrom Minnesota Department of Natural Resources  Dawn Flinn & Dave Schuller Oak Park Heights Arborist  Kathy Widin Tree Trust  Rebekah Van Wieren Washington County SWCD  Jyneen Thatcher Target Corporation SAHS Grounds Crew
  6. 6. Project Timeline October 4, 2002: Originally scheduled Tree Inventory rained out October 24, 2002: Tree Inventory conducted November 20, 2002: GIS Day – Stonebridge and SAHS Human Geography students enter tree data into CITYgreen database December 2002: GIS analysis
  7. 7. Stillwater ELC is aMinnesota School Forest
  8. 8. Our Study Area
  9. 9. Tree Data Collection Teams of 5 elementary and high school students On site assistance from resource people Data successfully collected on 84 Trees:  GPS Coordinates  Tree Diameter  Tree Height  Tree Species  Tree Health  Tree Growing Conditions
  10. 10. Additional Activities Presentations on “Why Care About Trees?” and “What is a School Forest?” Buckthorn removal White pine bud capping GPS Treasure Hunt
  11. 11. GIS Analysis - ELC Boundary
  12. 12. GIS Analysis – Non-canopy
  13. 13. GIS Analysis – GPS Points
  14. 14. GIS Analysis – GPS Points
  15. 15. GIS Data Entry – Tree Data
  16. 16. GIS Analysis - Canopy
  17. 17. GIS Analysis:What CITYgreen Told Us Carbon Storage and Sequestration: The amount of carbon dioxide removed from the air and stored by the trees. Air Quality: The value of the tree’s absorption and filtering of ozone, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter, and carbon monoxide (based on estimated externalities of health care and tourism revenue).
  18. 18. CITYgreen Analysis Results Data based on inventory of 84 trees, which comprise .41% of the area of the Environmental Learning Center. Carbon Removal Benefits:  Storage Capacity - 1598.30 tons  Sequestration Rate - 36.02 tons/year Air Pollution Removal Benefits:  O3 (ozone) - 1,399.63, $4,295.49  SO2 (sulfur dioxide) - 195.20, $146.65  NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) - 545.48, $1,674.10  PM10 (particulate matter) - 896.75, $1,837.60  CO (carbon monoxide) - 87.69, $38.15  Total - 3,124.76 lbs.  Dollar Value - $7,991.99
  19. 19. Questions?

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