Deal Town Council is working with external training provider, Treeconomics, to deliver virtual i-Tree Eco training to tree surveyors. The aims of the training are:· To enable the tree surveyors to utilise the i-Tree Eco online software to map the current tree stock across Deal, Mongeham, Sholden & Walmer.
· Gain an understanding of what tree assets are in the area
· Enable the Parish Councils to better protect the existing trees
· Develop plans for new tree planting
· Gain an understanding and connect effectively with regional and nation tree planting initiatives by organisations such as The Woodland Trust and Kent Wildlife Trust
Treeconomics will tailor the training to meet the needs of volunteers new to tree surveying and will specifically cover data capture and data entry into the i-Tree Eco web-app.
Field data capture training sessions, will require two or three half day, directed sessions and two independent practical learning development sessions.
Treeconomics will provide an overview of the i-Tree Eco software to key partners and stakeholders of the project.
Field surveyors will follow the i-tree Eco Field Guidance to collect the following data:
a. land use descriptions and ownership;
b. Tree survey;
c. key biometric measurements required by i-Tree Eco, plus estimated life expectancy;
d. Other vegetation including shrub presence;
e. Photography – essential for Quality Assurance and reporting.
Survey data will be entered directly into the i-Tree Eco web-app, for consistency and cost-efficiency. All surveyors will be taught use of the web-app and submission process during training sessions, including pitfalls to prevent data loss.
If interested please contact Adrian as below:
Deal Town Council