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Knoxville Urban Forester to Present on i-Tree Tools

i-tree-kasey-knouse-knoxville-urban-forestry-ut-science-forumKasey Krouse, Urban Forester with the City of Knoxville, will present “Knoxville Urban Forestry – Year One” at the next UT Science Forum Friday, October 25.

The City of Knoxville has recognized the importance of properly investing in trees and has developed an Urban Forestry Division through the Public Service Department to plant, manage, and protect these valuable assets.

A variety of different strategies have been used in the City of Knoxville Urban Forestry Program to improve tree canopy within the City of Knoxville. One such strategy is the use of i-Tree, a state-of-the-art software from the USDA Forest Service. The i-Tree Tools help communities to quantify the environmental benefits that trees provide in order to strengthen urban forest management and advocacy efforts.

Mr. Krouse’s presentation will focus on two particular strategies used in the City of Knoxville Urban Forestry Program and provide an update on the state of urban forestry in Knoxville.

The presentation begins Friday, October 25th at noon in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe, rooms C-D. A Q&A will follow the presentation.